“Rafael Borre will return later. The schedule is as it is, and it is difficult for me to see that as an advantage or a disadvantage,” the former professional said before the match on Friday.
Sebastian Kehl, the Bundesliga’s sporting director, had already criticized the schedule for the Bundesliga match in August – and felt the runners-up would be at a disadvantage.
“We have discussed the topic several times with Rudi Völler and the TV companies. The schedule is not happy, especially for us because we play on Friday evening and the international match is on Tuesday,” Kehl said in August. sky.
“It would be a huge mistake if we told ourselves that we had any advantage before going to Dortmund,” Fritz said. Bremen, which has begun to weaken recently, will have to “accept the situation and put everything on the field in order to score points in Dortmund.”
Fritz showed understanding that Borussia Dortmund chartered a private plane due to deadline pressure in order to bring back their national players Mats Hummels, former Bremen player Niklas Volkrug, Niklas Süle and Julian Brandt from America as quickly as possible.
He said: “I do not think it is unacceptable, with this number of players, for us as a club to think about how to do the best possible preparation under the special circumstances.” “Time plays a big factor. But that wasn’t a problem for us.”
In addition to Fritz, Werder coach Uli Werner also hopes to repeat last season’s coup, when Bremen won 3-2 over Dortmund with two goals in stoppage time.
“You can remember last year fondly, but it will be a different game,” the 35-year-old said. “We want to perform there again in a way that makes something possible.”
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