Werder Bremen could not prevent the move to the second division. Against Borussia Mönchengladbach there was a 2: 4, the Thomas Schaaf effect fizzled out. Borussia Mönchengladbach also had long faces after missing the international competitions.
When the final whistle sounded, it was as quiet as a mouse in the Bremen Weser Stadium. Confusion and horror could be seen on the faces of the Werder professionals, the second Bundesliga relegation after 1980 hit the Hanseatic League to the core.
Interim trainer Thomas Schaaf, who was supposed to manage the miracle of the Weser as a last-minute successor to Florian Kohfeldt, spoke briefly with his colleague Marco Rose and snuck after the 2: 4 (0: 1) against Borussia Mönchengladbach, which resulted in relegation was sealed, head drooping in the cabin.
“It’s hard to say at the moment,” said Schaaf Sky, “We did not get it the way we planned. We gave away the huge opportunity to compensate that we would have needed. We fought too late.”
The shock was deep at SV Werder. “It’s a sad day for the whole city, the club and the fans,” said Werder captain Niklas Moisander on Sky-Microphone, “I’m sorry we got relegated. Words are hard to find.”
Niklas Moisander: “A sad day for the whole city”
At the end of the game, the Werder pros collapsed in rows on the lawn or pulled their jerseys over their heads on the bench. Theodor Gebre Selassie was comforted by Rose.
The top German league loses another glorious traditional club. Gladbach missed a place in the Conference League under the outgoing coach Marco Rose despite the victory and had to deal with another disappointment.
Even the first real attack brought a serious setback for Werder (3rd). Lars Stindl completed a combination of the guests to take the lead, but the Bremen team was far too passive. Shortly after the change, Marcus Thuram increased to 2-0 for Borussia (52nd), before Rami Bensebaini (58th) and Florian Neuhaus (67th) added against the now desolate home side. Milot Rashica (81st) after video evidence and Niclas Füllkrug (83rd) scored the goals of honor for the North Germans.
The afternoon of the decision began with a large crowd of fans at the Weserstadion. Around 1,500 supporters of the Green-Whites sang chants and partially lit pyrotechnics when the team bus pulled up before the duel. The city wrapped itself in green and white under the motto “We’ll create it”.
Schaaf, double winner in 2004, hoped that the great support of his team would give his team another boost. After separating from Kohfeldt last Sunday, the club icon asked to draw strength from the tension.
Marco Rose (coach Borussia Mönchengladbach): “There are only losers here today. We’re one of them. All in all, that’s disappointing for us. The day I announced it, the basic mood at the club changed. Then there were no results. The boys had a hard time taking it . I didn’t think about whether I had a guilty conscience. But I say self-critically that the day I announced the general mood in the club changed. I will take something from the story too, I believe everyone will I can buy that I haven’t always felt well in the last few weeks. I wish Borussia Mönchengladbach that they will have another rocket start next season.
Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, Toprak (79th Agu), Moisander, Friedl – Maximilian Eggestein – Mbom (55th Osako), Schmid – Bittencourt (79th Möhwald) – Selke (66th filling mug), Sargent (67th Rashica). – Trainer: Schaaf