Bauer eyes victory against former side

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SV Werder Bremen defender Robert Bauer is relishing the opportunity to beat his former club FC Ingolstadt 04 when they lock horns in the Bundesliga on Saturday afternoon.

The 21-year-old admits he still has a lot of admiration for the side where he began his professional career and believes the match is going to be tough, but is confident Bremen have enough about themselves to see off his old team.

"All of my memories of my old team are extremely positive," he told Bremen's official website.

"We achieved promotion together which no one expected of us. Also, no one thought we would stay up so easily.

"I, as well as Werder, know very well what it's like to play Ingolstadt. We're preparing ourselves for a tough game, Ingolstadt have a lot of fight and passion in them. 

"We'll have to combat this and then try to let our individual class shine through and get the win."

Bauer conceded they have struggled at the back this season and is convinced it will take a big effort from the whole team, not just the defence, to turn their fortunes around.

"Conceding isn't just down to the back-four, it starts from the strikers, then the midfield to the defence and the goalkeeper," he said. 

"We have to work better together when we don't have the ball, we know that and try to work on it during the week," he added.