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Werder face must-win game against Schalke 04, says Florian Kohfeldt

By Laura Brandt

"We want to and must win this game," says Werder coach Florian Kohfeldt ahead of Saturday's clash with Schalke 04.

Florian Kohfeldt.
Florian Kohfeldt.

Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt says his team must beat crisis-hit Schalke 04 away from home on Saturday in their bid to avoid relegation.


Heading into Saturday's encounter with Schalke, who are winless in 10 league games, Werder sit 17th in the Bundesliga table, six points below the drop zone with a game in hand, so a win would be of great importance for Kohfeldt's team.

"I've been following Schalke 04 very closely. They've had some bad luck with injuries lately, but for me it's just about bringing our game to the pitch. We want to and must win this game," Kohfeldt said at the pre-match press conference.

Werder sporting director Frank Baumann remains confident that the team will manage to avoid the drop.

"Werder know how to get out of a tight relegation battle. The next few weeks will be more intense than usual, but the team is ready for it and will do everything they can to have a strong end to the season," he said.

After a rough patch of games, Kohfeldt's troops have managed to take four points from their last two league outings.


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