Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
Werder Bremen and Greuther Furth square off against each other at Weserstadion in the DFB Pokal last 16. Die Werderaner sit in the middle of the table ahead of the German Cup clash, with the team having ups and downs in 2021. Werder Bremen outclassed Hannover 3-0 in the last 32, and they are surely capable of beating yet another 2. Bundesliga side at home ground. The likes of Erras, Fullkrug, Gorss, and Selke are all out of contention with injuries.
Greuther Furth, on the other hand, have been in a splendid form in the German second tier of late, with the team beating both Osnabruck and Aue in the previous two league fixtures. Since the club’s main goal is to secure promotion to the Bundesliga, we are tempted to put our money on die Werderaner. Defender Gian-Luca Itter should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Theodor Gebre Selassie):
Born to Ethiopian father and Czech mother, Theodor Gebre Selassie was the first ever player of African descent to represent the Czech Republic national team when he was handed his debut back in 2011. The right-sided defender has since done well to nail down a regular starting berth and went on to play at the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 finals.
Gebre Selassie represented the likes of Vysocina Jihlava, Velke Mezirici, Slavia Prague and Slovan Liberec, before the solid showing at the 2012 European Championship helped him earn a move to Werder Bremen.
The right back has performed well at the Weserstadion, but he eventually lost his place in the Czech Republic starting XI, making just three appearances during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. However, having amassed over 30 appearances for the national team with a proud history, he can be quite satisfied with how his international career has panned out so far, while there is still time to further raise his stock.