21.09.2021Bayer 04

News in brief: Updates on Aránguiz, Schick and Tapsoba

The first day of training this week involved an additional photo shoot for the DFL Media Day after training. Head coach Gerardo Seoane gave an update on the team to the regional members of the media in the Mixed Zone. Also in Tuesday's news in brief: A look behind the scenes, a trial season ticket and three Black and Red birthdays.

Patrik Schick and Charles Aránguiz are two players with slight knocks after the tough away game at VfB Stuttgart (3-1). "They did recovery work today. We'll wait for the next training sessions as the last match was only two days ago. It doesn't look like there are any serious injuries at the moment," declared head coach Gerardo Seoane.

Edmond Tapsoba was back on the pitch on Tuesday for the first time since he tore an ankle muscle in the middle of July. Seoane: "It was his first session working with the ball. It will be a while yet even though the healing process has gone very well so far.

Seoane: "always half-full, never half-empty"

Due to the red card shown to Robert Andrich in the away game at Stuttgart and the ban for three matches, the Swiss head coach has three defensive midfielders unavailable for the next league fixtures Julian Baumgartlinger and Exequiel Palacios are currently sidelined through injury. "Of course, that's annoying. But here we have the same approach as with all other problems and challenges we have to face: With us, the glass is always half-fall, never half-empty," said Seoane.

He also has other good options in the holding midfield positions, such as Nadiem Amiri, Florian Wirtz and the very impressive Kerem Demirbay in the current campaign who the 42-year-old coach praised for his development and attitude: "Kerem is technically very skilled and has good vision. Recently he has worked more and more for the team, won challenges and done his defensive work."

Media Day: New faces, familiar procedures

New portrait photos, videos, funny GIFs from Bayer 04 and the official team photo are in the can: The Media Day – both the DFL and the club team produced content on Tuesday – extending the working day for Hradecky and Co. A total of 18 Werkself players progressed through the different stopping points at the BayArena including the Olympics, European Championship and Copa America participants as well as most of the summer signings. This is how it looked behind the scenes and cameras:


the trial season ticket

Try out your normal seat at the BayArena: You want to be at all the home games and enjoy the Werkself football fests? But you are unsure if you want to get a season ticket? Then look out: For a short time, you can try out a season ticket without risk and commitment for the home game against FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday, 25 September (kick-off: 15.30 CEST/stadium opens 13.30 CEST).

This is how it works:
1) Order your season ticket ahead of the game against Mainz 05.
2) Pay the reduced matchday ticket price.
3) Try it out against Mainz 05 and then decide.

Click HEREfor the trial season ticket.

three happy birthdays

Kristin Kögel and Lara Marti, two members of the Women's squad celebrate their 22nd birthdays on Tuesday. The third to celebrate their birthday on 21 September is Andrzej Buncol. The UEFA Cup winner of 1988 is 62 today. After ending his playing career, including five years with the Werkself, the Pole became a coach. Today he works alongside Pierre de Wit as the coach of the Werkself U14 team. Many happy returns to all three.


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