Bremen slam Klinsmann
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Werder Bremen are unhappy with German national coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Werder Bremen club officials have reacted angrily to Jurgen Klinsmann's surprising decision to prefer Chelsea youngster Robert Huth to Frank Baumann and rest midfielder Fabian Ernst.
Werder Bremen players Baumann, Ernst, Tim Borowski and Miroslav Klose all made the Germany squad but none of them played in the friendly against Brazil. However, Bremen defender Frank Fahrenhorst did make the starting eleven.
Thomas Schaaf, the Werder Bremen coach, fumed: "If he calls up five of our players, he must use more of them."
Werder Bremen's director of sport Klaus Allofs also bemoaned Klinsmann's selections.
He said: "We had hoped that he would use at least three of our players, but his recent ideas do not fit to our plans. [Managing director] Oliver Bierhoff calls us three times a week anyway and I will tell him that we absolutely don't agree with that policy."
Bremen's criticism casts the first shadow on an otherwise excellent relationship between Rudi Voller's successor Klinsmann and the Bundesliga's leading clubs.