Bremen (AP) – Bundesliga club Werder Bremen will have to do without striker Davie Selke on Saturday (3.30 p.m. / Sky) in the game against RB Leipzig.

The former Leipziger had “thigh problems,” said Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt. A more accurate diagnosis must be made through further investigation. “It would most likely have started in Leipzig,” Kohfeldt said.

Besides Selke, the Hanseatics will miss Niclas Füllkrug and Milot Rashica on Saturday. “We are still going to Leipzig with the goal of scoring points and winning the best,” Kohfeldt emphasized. In his attack with the rather inexperienced Josh Sargent (20 years), Tahith Chong (21) and Nick Woltemade (18), he still had “full confidence”. “We have a good idea in Leipzig,” said the Bremen coach.

Kohfeldt has a lot of respect for the people of Leipzig. “You are currently the best team in the Bundesliga,” said the 38-year-old of the opponent. “The first 25 minutes against Manchester United on Tuesday were impressive.” However, there are also “possible solutions” for his team, Kohfeldt noted, recalling Bremen’s surprising 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich just over three weeks ago. “We will try again with all our passion,” said the Werder coach.

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