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Bosz tactics breathe new life into Bayer

Under Peter Bosz Bayer Leverkusen plays spectacular football, the team has also rewarded Wolfsburg. With offensive power, Bayer now also wants to conquer the Bavarians.

Peter Bosz had waited a long time for this. After 483 days he was finally allowed to enjoy the feeling of a federal league again.” Here sits a satisfied trainer,”said a smiling boss at the press conference after the merited 3:0 (1:0) of Bayer Leverkusen at VfL Wolfsburg.

His cracking end at Borussia Dortmund had raised doubts about the practical implementation of his style of play aimed at total offensive. This is also why Bosz was happy about his first victory in the second game as Bayer coach. He did monitor the lack of opportunity ratings and casual ball losses, “but if it all gets better…”, said the former coach of Ajax Amsterdam.

He did not have to finish the sentence. Each of the 21.736 spectators in the Wolfsburg Arena and the fans on TV saw that Leverkusen then ranks one of the best teams in the league. Only the goalkeepers Kai Havertz (45, Foulelfmeter), Kevin Volland (62) and Julian Brandt (88.) bring so much offensive talent that the Bosz system actually looks like it painted for them.

“Today it was finally effective football”

“That’s why we did it,” said Sports Manager Rudi Volker Looking at the change of trainers from Heiko Herrlich to Bosz, who, after the successful final track before the winter break, was not always understood.

But the unnecessary defeat to the starting point of the round against Borussia Monkngladbach (0:1) with 21 goals was a sign of respect, the victory in Wolfsburg was just right. The European Cup Places are back in range.

“The new game system is very streamlined, but it gives me a lot of fun,” said National Player Brandt: “Once the ball is running properly, we play a very nice football. And today it was finally an effective football.”

With an open vision against FC Bavaria?

This is a contentious issue. All in all, 23 shots fired at Brandt and Co., some of which were huge opportunities. Captain Lars Bender therefore emphasized that there is still “air up.” 3:0 sounds very nice,”said Bender,”but in the end the game can also get another turn.”

Especially if the video referee would not have switched to Renato Steffen (66) for a thin distance due to the supposed 1:2 connection hit.

So the Leverkusen go into the Leverkusen with confidence heavy home game next Saturday against Bavaria Munich. Bosz left open whether he was modifying his offensive system against the record master. But his players already knew more.” This is his system, he believes, so that he identifies himself,”Bender said,”I don’t think he deviates from his marching path.”