"Wait, you're a striker, not a goalkeeper!" Aron Johannsson (r.) will do anything for the Werder Bremen cause. - © imago / osnapix
"Wait, you're a striker, not a goalkeeper!" Aron Johannsson (r.) will do anything for the Werder Bremen cause. - © imago / osnapix
Bundesliga

Werder Bremen forward Aron Johannsson: "I'd even play in goal!"

USA forward Aron Johannsson says he'll gladly play anywhere, as long as it means regular game time with Werder Bremen.

A centre forward by trade, the 27-year-old has featured in the Green-Whites' last four matches in all competitions - on the right-hand side of attack.

"It doesn't matter where I play," Johannsson told Germany's leading sports specialist publication kicker. "The important thing is that I play. I'd even play in goal, but I think [Jiri] Pavlenka has that covered at the moment."

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Although Johannsson is clearly held in high regard by Kohfeldt, the Alabama native is taking nothing for granted as he looks to nail down a regular starting berth.

"Competition is high," he admitted. "All the forwards are very versatile, it doesn't matter who plays. It makes it difficult for the coach, but everyone is performing to a high level right now. That's great for him and the whole team."

Werder, 15th in the Bundesliga after 22 rounds of fixtures, travel to Freiburg on Saturday afternoon (kick-off: 15:30CET/14:30GMT/09:30ET).

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