Werder Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka is hoping he can win over the fans after replacing Felix Wiedwald. The German keeper recently joined Leeds United, but his move is still being seen as controversial in the German media, due to suggestions he was forced out of the Bundesliga side.
Speaking to Weser Kurier, Pavlenka was asked about replacing Wiedwald at Werder Bremen, following the German’s move to Leeds United: “I would like to convince the fans of me, that is only possible through good performances.”
Wiedwald joined Leeds United last month, signing a three year contract for an undisclosed fee. There have been recent suggestions in the German media that Wiedwald was forced out of Werder Bremen to make way for Czech international Pavlenka.
The Leeds United player was first choice for Werder Bremen last season, but when it became apparent he would be replaced by Pavlenka as the club’s No.1, the 27 year old asked for a move.
Wiedwald will have joined the Championship side with then intention to be the club’s first choice next season.