Bayer Leverkusen did not expect a defeat


The sports director of Bayer Leverkusen, Simon Rolfesdid not hesitate to point out that he expects most of the current squad to remain at the club after winning the first Bundesliga title in its history.

“Naturally it can happen that some players leave the club, but the majority of the team, between 15 and 16 players, will continue. We will continue to work on it,” he said. Rolfes in magazine articles’Der Spiegel‘.

Two players who were key to winning the title as Granite Xhaka and Florian Wirtz They will continue with full security in the team and are related to the center Jonathan Tah -who has been at the club for eight years and had a good season- pointed out that he has hope that he will renew.

“It feels so good”

“We want him to renew -Tah-, he feels good and he appreciates the evolution of the club. But for a player after eight years to think if he doesn’t want another challenge is something to understand. This is not a Let’s see, the contact is fine,” he said.

In the interview, Rolfes said that the basis for the creation of the current title-winning squad was the sale of Kai Havertz in Chelseaaccording to unofficial figures worth 80 million euros.

“With the sale of Havertz and in the winter of 2020 everything started where we are now praised. At that time we signed young players like Exequiel Palacios, Tapsoba or Wirtz. A year later Kossonou, Hincapié and Frimpong. In short, we have signed many young players with the plan that they will have a jump in their performance two years later,” explained the former soccer player.

“You don’t put together a successful team in one transfer window.” added Rolfesthat when asked about the possibility that the Bavaria start trying to eliminate players as happened in Borussia Dortmund After the titles in 2011 and 2012, he said that the world and football have changed since then.

“It was another time. Football has also changed in the past 12 years. Our players are not only coveted nationally but also internationally. We have no competitors,” continued the leader of the Aspirin team.

Finally, Rolfes He denied he feared a major offensive at Bayern after losing the Bundesliga. “We only play against them twice a year and we didn’t come first because the others were bad but because we were good. What’s happening in Munich is not a problem for us,” he said.

Source: La Verdad


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