Werder carried out a return duel against Heidenheim within relegation play-off matches a day before.
They retained residency in the Bundesliga, following the two-match confrontation. For Peruvian forward Claudio Pizarro, the return match was the last of their career.
The 41-year-old forward spent the whole game on the bench. After the final scroll, Pizarro entered the field to accept the honors from the teammates.
While asked the end of Pizarro’s career as a player in the first division, Kohfeldt answered to reporters: “He is awesome. After the game, I was with him as well and made an apology for not being able to bring him in his last game.”
“Unfortunately, that was simply not the case. But he claimed it didn’t matter, the important issue being we weren’t getting relegated.”
With 153 goals Pizarro remains the best striker in Werder’s history. In addition, on the list of top strikers, he ranks sixth in Bundesliga history (197 goals).