SV Werder Bremen skipper Clemens Fritz insists his side will be fully focused on securing their league safety when they welcome Eintracht Frankfurt to Weserstadion on Saturday afternoon.
Bremen find themselves sitting in relegation play-off spot heading into the clash with Frankfurt, who are just one place and one point ahead of The Green-Whites in the Bundesliga standings.
Added to that, Viktor Skrypnyk’s men will be acutely aware of the threat posed by 17th-placed VfB Stuttgart, who are just two points behind in the league table.
Bremen hammered Stuttgart 6-2 at the start of the month to bolster their survival prospects, but a loss on Saturday could potentially see Jürgen Kramny’s men leapfrog them into 16th place.
“We are very focused despite the pressure of the situation we find ourselves in,” Fritz told the club’s official website. “We will remain positively and go into the game with anticipation.
“The Stuttgart game was fantastic, the atmosphere too. But that is in the past and there’s a new game at the weekend. We will need to give our all again.”
Commenting on their upcoming opponents, Fritz added: “In the last few games they’ve played well, we know that. We aren’t thinking about that though and we’ll just get on with our training for the weekend’s game.
“It’s all down to us. We’ll be relaxed going into the game, otherwise we’ll freeze up. We have to play well to get the three points.”