Once again, captain Niklas Moisander (35) had to step in for the cup, again Werder is one lap ahead!
In every cup game so far, the Finn has been in the starting line-up and played through. Completely different to the league, where Moisander is usually only a substitute.
It is worth betting on the captain! Without conceding a goal, Werder are now in the cup semi-finals (April 30 against Leipzig). Also a credit to the central defender.
Will Moisander now get a regular place in the cup?
Coach Florian Kohfeldt (38): “I can’t pull my hat any lower how he deals with the situation of not being a regular player for the first time in his career. An outstanding captain. I never worry about using it. Not even in the league. “
In Regensburg (1: 0) Moisander didn’t let anything burn, played alongside Marco Friedl (23) in the back four safely and without mistakes. Also because he was allowed to play in the left central defender position and Ösi Friedl (like Moisander left foot) had to move to the other side.
The Bremen coach: “It’s also a question of respect. Despite his experience, Niklas didn’t have the rhythm, so I really wanted to get him in his best position. I thought Marco would play with the wrong foot there. “
Friedl has contested Moisander’s regular place this season and is considered Werder’s defensive boss of the future. Kohfeldt explains: “Marco is usually one step ahead. But not because Niklas does it badly, but because Marco does it very well. “
Despite a good performance in the cup, Moisander threatens the bank again Saturday against Leipzig (3:30 p.m.). Because: Ömer Toprak (back) and Milos Veljkovic (thigh) should return.