Schaaf proud of Werder
By Thomas Zeh
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf was a very proud man after watching his team.Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf was a very proud man after watching his team come back against a previously unbeaten Stuttgart.
The reigning champions have had an indifferent start to the season but have found form of late.
Stuttgart took the early lead with Matthieu Delpierre's debut goal in Die Bundesliga.
In addition, Werder were reduced to ten men after Ludovic Magnin was sent off for his second bookable offence.
However, Bremen remained tenacious and stole the three points from the home side to the delight of the boss.
"That was an outstanding performance from us," Schaaf said.
"After the sending off the team reacted positively.
"They marched on and on and pressed forward. It was a very valuable experience.
"Our problem is that we don't score enough before the interval and we always improve after the break.
"But against Stuttgart we had some very good chances in the first half too.
"So in the end the outcome was fine, but it made it very thrilling."
Werder put in a performance worthy of champions and were successful thanks to the late goals from Miroslav Klose and Nelson Valdez.
"It was the first time that we have turned a match around," commented Valdez.
"But doing this with only ten players was just wonderful, I couldn't believe it."
Werder have now had three consecutive wins including a victory in the UEFA Champions League which has put them back in contention for both competitions.