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With head coach Florian Kohfeldt, Werder Bremen have regained their consistency on the manager position which the club has become renowned for. However, in 2019/20 Bremen await a big challenge as their playmaker Max Kruse has left the club and therefore Werder will need to change their approach.

This tactical analysis deals with possible strategies to compensate for the loss of Kruse. Moreover, we will explain the tactical tweaks that Werder coach Florian Kohfeldt already implemented during pre-season.

Same system, new roles?

In general, Florian Kohfeldt established a centrally focused attacking play at Werder Bremen. Usually, Bremen would provide width with high full-backs while the central midfielders would use triangular shapes to provide central passing options. As one could see during pre-season, Bremen will stick to this style of play.

Werder Bremen 2019/20: Season Preview - scout report - tactical analysis tactics
Werder’s typical narrow positioning – only their full-backs provide width on the flanks.

One of Bremen’s key players in 2019/20 might be Nuri Sahin who will take over more responsibility in midfield. Contrary to last season, Sahin has been with the squad for the whole of pre-season which has allowed Kohfeldt to bank on the playmaking abilities of the Turkish midfielder from the first day on.

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Total Football Analysis Magazine #11: July 2019 - tactical analysis tactics
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