Dutt eager to bounce back

Werder Bremen's Robin Dutt wants his team to bounce back from a 7-0 humbling at the hands of Bayern Munich last weekend when they travel to Hertha Berlint.

Bremen's head coach Robin Dut

Last weekend's humiliating heaviest home defeat in the club's Bundesliga history has left Bremen just five points above the relegation zone.

After a promising start to the season, the northern Germany side now find themselves in a position they occupied for much of last campaign and fears of another relegation battle are high.

Dutt, however, is keeping the faith and looking forward.

"We know what kind of a game we have behind us and there is nothing we can say now to make it any better," he said.

"All we can say is that we've got to do it better somehow on Friday night.

"Regardless of that defeat, the fans here can still be proud of the team. I trust them. We've got some fantastic lads."

Dutt may have to do without his captain in the capital, with Clemens Fritz carrying a thigh strain, while Aaron Hunt should be fit to play after recovering from a cold.

Ronny should take his place in the Berlin midfield for the second game in a row after an inspirational performance in a 2-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig last weekend.

The Brazilian had criticism from his club's general manager Michael Preetz ringing in his ears and he provided an ideal response on the field.

"He told me what Hertha expect of me and that I was not fulfilling the expectations," Ronny told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.

"I take the criticism positively. The Braunschweig game was a first step and now more have to follow.

"It's never easy for a footballer to sit on the bench and this chance was a huge motivation for me."

A win for Hertha on Friday night would take them above Schalke into the top six, at least until Sunday.



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