Werder Bremen have been on a poor form in recent weeks in the Bundesliga, but they showed signs of recovery after managing a 3-2 win over Hannover 96 in the league. After the match, Werder Bremen manager Robin Dutt revealed that he is happy to have secured this important victory, which moves the club closer to the top half of the table. Bremen had not won in front of their home fans for the last four matches, which has been causing signs of discontent amongst the supporters.
There were expecting the worst when Hannover took the lead in the 20th minute through a penalty from Huszti, but a penalty from Hunt helped the home team get back on level terms after just five minutes. The 40th minute goal from Makiadi appeared to take them into the half-time break with the lead, but Hannover’s Sakai had other ideas, as he equalised after just a minute to send both teams level at half-time.
It stayed that way almost till the end of the match. It looked like Werder Bremen were going to drop more points at home, but Garcia stepped up to score the winner in the 89th minute to send the home fans crazy. Hannover were disappointed with the result especially given that they are targeting European qualification.
“Of course when you are under pressure to show your fans what you can do, and you keep getting draws, then it’s a huge weight off your shoulders to win. You can see that because it’s so much fun to work with this team when you then win. They work so much during the week, really pulling along, and we’ve got an excellent team spirit,” said Dutt. “We’ve got to take our chances better. It’s bitter to get punished so late on and this is a very frustrating defeat,” said Slomka.