SV Werder Bremen’s third defeat of the season in their fourth game is causing frustration and perplexity among the Bundesliga club’s players.

“It’s different every week. Sometimes we play like superstars, sometimes not. What can I say? I have no idea what was going on,” said Romano Schmid after yesterday’s 4-2 defeat at newly promoted 1. FC Heidenheim. In the table, Bremen fell behind FCH by three points.

After a 0-2 lead at the break, the guests fought back and equalized through Marvin Ducksch (49th) and Mitchell Weiser (64th). “In terms of our physicality and our speed, we weren’t as mentally ready as we need to be – especially against an opponent like Heidenheim and in Heidenheim,” said Niklas Stark.

FCH took the lead with a hand penalty. The video referee’s intervention was not entirely understandable for the head of the licensed players, Clemens Fritz. “I always thought that if the ball was on the jersey, it wasn’t a penalty. But I didn’t really see it either. Then something happened that we didn’t imagine,” said Fritz about Tim’s early goal Small service. “After that we had problems and were sluggish – at the back and in the build-up of the game,” he explained the reasons for the setback.