However, Ole Werner made it clear that this signing was not made because there may be departures from the club. “Amos’ transfer is separate from everything else. We know that he has the quality and we want to have the option of playing with a three-man backline next season. For that, we need at least five-centre backs who can fit into that system and we need options in case of doubt.” Werner also made it clear that nothing has yet been decided with Ömer Toprak: “With regards to Ömer, both sides wanted to talk at the end of the season. That will of course happen. Ömer plays a very important role and he has proven that this season. We will see what both sides have in mind in the discussions,” said the boss.
Ole Werner also made it clear that the team will stay true to itself in the Bundesliga and not seek to change too much in terms of style of play: “Of course, we are no longer a second division team and we will obviously regularly come up against teams who will have more individual quality than us. Nevertheless, our goal will be to bring the identity that we have built up this season and we will want to bring our attacking football to the pitch as often as we can.” According to the coach, his team need to play the Werder Bremen way: “Even if we no longer have 60 percent possession and have maybe 40 or 45 percent of the ball, we still need to play like Werder Bremen.” The gaffer is also aware that Werder will have to adapt to certain things, not least because of the financial gap, but he still believes that there is lots to look forward to: “It is clear that promotion gives us options and opportunities and it opens certain doors for us in terms of personnel.”