SV Werder Bremen's Clemens Fritz (top) did his best to console Hamburger SV defender Heiko Westermann (bottom) following the Green-Whites' 1-0
SV Werder Bremen's Clemens Fritz (top) did his best to console Hamburger SV defender Heiko Westermann (bottom) following the Green-Whites' 1-0
Bundesliga

Fritz: 'It was a special win'

Bremen - Sunday's 1-0 Nordderby win over Hamburger SV meant the world to the SV Werder Bremen players, but for the rock-bottom visitors it was another huge setback in their battle to beat the drop.

SV Werder Bremen

bundesliga.com rounds up the thoughts from both camps at the Weserstadion...

Clemens Fritz:

"[Sebastian] Prödl did very well at left-back, going forward and in defence. We enjoyed the moment after the game. It was a special win. We had something to put right after the last few games and we did that today in a big game. In football nothing is impossible. We’ve managed to fight our way up from the bottom and we'll see how far it takes us. We don’t focus on HSV but on ourselves, but it’s great to play against HSV."

Koen Casteels:

"I’m delighted that we won the game and I played. I didn’t know what it felt like to win this fixture, but now I do. I’m delighted that we won and kept a clean sheet. We didn’t give them much at all. The coach has to choose whether I keep my place."

Sebastian Prödl:

"I honestly didn’t like playing left-back that much, but we managed to execute our game plan and win the game. The coach said he needed a left-back and trusted me at left-back. Going forward we weren’t that good, but at the back we stayed compact. It was a really close game. We knew they had a difference face today with a new coach. It was a late goal, but thankfully we got the result we wanted."

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Hamburger SV

Heiko Westermann: "It’s not about the penalty. It’s about the 90 minutes. I think we played alright today. It was a tough decision to take for us. Next week, we just keep going. We’re up against Augsburg and we need to win."