Werder Bremen’s sporting director Klaus Allof was furious after Thomas Schaff’s side subsided to a 5-1 defeat by Fulham yesterday calling the team’s performance ‘naive and unprofessional’.
Allof was particularly shocked by Bremen’s second half display, where they let in five goals without reply, and hinted that some members of the squad may not have a future at the club if they continue to perform that poorly.
We’ve been pretty satisfied with the pre-season preparations overall, and that extends to the first half here as well. But what happened after that left a seriously sour taste in the mouth. It was naïve and unprofessional.
It was catastrophic. We’re also representing Germany here and the Bundesliga, and you just can’t put on a show like that … Anyone can have an off-day, but that’s not what this was about. You have to be willing to put in the legwork and effort, always. But there are a few players who are not giving it 100 percent. And it has to be clearly stated, if they’re not prepared to pull their weight, they have no future at Werder.