Normally the players would go straight out on to the training pitch to start the new week, but instead this week they started off in the weights room. Coach Alexander Nouri was without Peter Pekarik (individual training) and Dedryck Boyata (thigh problem) for what was around a 75-minute session. Niklas Stark and Santiago Ascacibar were back amongst it after serving their suspensions last weekend.
The outfielders were taken for a session by fitness coaches Henrik Kuchno and Werner Leuthard, while the goalkeepers trained with Zsolt Petry during a session where there plenty of goals scored.
Nouri and what will be "a special game"
Te team will want to take that attitude and scoring ability into the game this weekend against SV Werder Bremen. It will be a special game for the Hertha coach who not only played for Werder (1994-2001) but also coached them (2014-2017). “It’s going to be a special matchup – but want to win this game regardless. We know what the situation is with the table, we’re at home and we want to get a successful result in front of our own fans,” said Nouri. “We’ll absolutely be setting out to win this game!”
Hertha will train on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday whilst Bremen, along with on-loan striker Davie Selke, take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal. “Of course we’ll be watching the game,” said Nouri as they look to scout their upcoming opponents.