Bayer Leverkusen have an exciting squad that is built around a group of very talented young players. Specifically, the likes of Kai Havertz, Leon Bailey, and Jonathan Tah have excelled in recent seasons. Last year was a success as they pipped Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg, and Eintracht Frankfurt to a fourth-place finish. They took the last Champions League qualification spot – a competition that Bayer had missed out on qualifying for in the last two seasons.
Yet last season had been far from smooth sailing, and a managerial change in December was what it took to spark Leverkusen’s season into life.
This season preview and scout report will look at how Bayer Leverkusen will build upon their fourth-place finish last season, and through analysis, will predict how their new signings will fair with the tactics employed by manager Peter Bosz.
As Bayer sat in ninth-place in the Bundesliga last December, the board decided it was time to part ways with Heiko Herrlich, and appoint Peter Bosz. Bosz, a dutch manager with excellent pedigree, had previously managed Ajax and Borussia Dortmund.
With great pressure on his shoulders and a few rough patches along the way, Bosz did an excellent job steering Bayer Leverkusen to a fourth-place finish.
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