Wiese ‘ashamed’ by heavy defeat

Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese said he was "ashamed" after his side’s heaviest league defeat since 1987 on Sunday.

Bremen lost their fourth straight match, going down 6-0 at Stuttgart, and the Germany goalkeeper who actually prevented an even worse result said the whole team had failed in their duty.

"It is embarrassing," he said. "I am ashamed. Every single one of us should be ashamed."

The defeat puts the pressure on coach Thomas Schaaf, who has been at the helm for over 11 years but now no longer seems to be reaching his team.

He showed his frustration on the eve of the game by criticising the fans and the media for their treatment of Mikael Silvestre, who had another bad game on Sunday.

But he could find no defence for Silvestre or for his team-mates after Sunday’s hammering.

"We showed no resistance at all," he told Sky television. "We were like the ideal sparring partner to a boxer.

"It was like a training game. We have too many problems."

Stuttgart have one problem less after moving out of the bottom three on the back of their third victory of the season.

After sealing their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League on Thursday, the win wrapped up a perfect week for the Swabians.

"Of course I am delighted with my team today," said their coach Jens Keller. "And I am also proud.

"We did everything we wanted to do, but despite all this, we still only have 10 points and there is no reason to get euphoric."