Bremen - A narrow 1-0 win on the road saw 1. FC Köln compound SV Werder Bremen’s current woes as the Billy Goats registered consecutive top flight victories for the first time since Matchday 6 and 7 of the 2011/12 campaign, their last in the Bundesliga before this season.
1. FC Köln
bundesliga.com rounds up the post-match thoughts of the encounter's main protagonists...
Anthony Ujah: I’m really happy to have been able to score the winning goal after coming off the bench. The team needed a spark and I was happy to oblige. I don’t have any words. I came off the bench with one thought in my head: ‘Goal!’. I was fortunately able to make the most of the opportunity.
Kevin Vogt: We played really well and asserted ourselves and then Ujah came off the bench and made an immediate impact by putting the ball in the back of the net. We have to be honest and say we didn’t start very well and took time to get into our rhythm, but in the second half we released the tension in our game and showed that we can definitely play at this level.
Timo Horn: I don’t think Bremen played that poorly. You wouldn’t neccessarily have known that they were sitting at the foot of the table. They threw everything at us and even brought up the centre-backs late on. However, we fought hard and managed to prevent our opponentns from causing us any real problems. When Bremen were dangerous, it was often with shots from long-range. We believed in ourselves following a difficult start to the season and are delighted to have picked up another win today.
SV Werder Bremen
Clemens Fritz: We lost because we didn’t score and because we conceded once. Köln put us under a lot of pressure and were incredibly difficult to break down due to them sitting so deep. We can talk about our poor form all day, from our goalkeeper to our strikers, but we need to come together as a team. We have been working very hard with Robin Dutt to achieve his vision. It keeps coming down to losing a few too many challenges, misplacing a few too many passes, but I can’t say exactly what’s not working.