Werder Bremen: injured again! Will Ömer Toprak ever play for SVW again?

Aue – After all, Ömer Toprak is smiling again. It had actually been a rather disappointing afternoon for him. He was also pleased with SV Werder Bremen’s all-important 3-0 win at Erzgebirge Aue, but understandably the defensive boss didn’t like the fact that his own comeback was over after just 35 minutes. “Yeah, it’s the calf again,” he explained after the final whistle and looked a little like he couldn’t quite believe he’d grabbed it again. Again on the calf. As so often in the recent past.

“We discussed it with him and the medical service. He felt good and safe. But it was clear to us that there was some risk Werder Bremen the head coach Ole Werner one later. However, the 34-year-old also explained why Bremen still relied on Toprak against Erzgebirge Aue. “We agreed that we didn’t have much time left to wait for something – and Ömer saw it that way too,” Werner explained.

Sporting director Frank Baumann followed the same line and eagerly used the subjunctive: “If we had lost, then we would have Omer Toprak maybe if we had waited everyone probably would have asked after the fact what we were waiting for. “Especially since the signals were positive upstream, as Ole Werner explains: “After the week of training and the impressions of the doctors and physiotherapists, this attempt was ok, but unfortunately it did not work. It’s very bitter for him and a shame for us.”

Werder Bremen: Teammates rave about Ömer Toprak’s injury – ‘You can’t look up to someone like him’

Omer Topraks Meanwhile, the teammates left little doubt that they resented the captain’s renewed absence, especially from a human perspective. “I suffer with him,” said Niclas Füllkrug. “We love it when he’s there. He’s a character you don’t get a second time.” And because the attacker of the SV Werder Bremen was just getting started, he added some more moving words: “I think because of what has been achieved in this team, you can’t look up to someone like him.”

Leonardo Bittencourt saw it very similarly. “I think that’s the hardest thing for Ömer,” said the midfielder. “We just noticed again how much joy and fun he brings with him during the week he is there. He knows himself that he’s not the youngest anymore, that’s why he really wanted to enjoy this game. And then something like that happens again.

After another calf injury against Erzgebirge Aue: was this Ömer Toprak’s last appearance for Werder Bremen?

for Omer Toprak it could even be the very last appearance under the jersey of the SV Werder Bremen been. At the end of the season, the 32-year-old’s contract expires, despite all the sporting quality, the medical file speaks clearly against further cooperation. And that’s why Léo Bittencourt had a special wish: “Let’s hope it’s not so serious and that he can be there on Sunday”, he confirmed. “Otherwise we will also play a bit for Ömer, who has always supported us, is a good captain and from whom we have benefited a lot – even though he was often absent.”

And Niclas Füllkrug has already announced: “The next goal is for Ömer.” He should of course arrive next Sunday in the home game against Jahn Regensburg. And who knows, maybe it will be the decisive goal of Werder’s return to the Bundesliga. So would Omer Toprak definitely laugh again. (mbu)

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