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…the personnel situation: "The loss of our two long-term injured players Panos Retsos and Joel Pohjanpalo is obvious. Aleksandar Dragovic is fit enough again to be able to play tomorrow. With Lars Bender we'll see in the final pre-match training session if he'll be available tomorrow or not.“
…the lessons from the 2-1 win against FC Schalke: "After the Frankfurt game we realised we were indecisive at certain moments. Against Schalke, the team showed they are capable of standing up for themselves and giving their all. The Schalke game was definitely not a feast of football but there were a lot of positives nevertheless – for example in the way we created the chances to go 2-0 up against a well-organised side. And I'd like to remind people Dortmund only won the big derby at Schalke 2-1 a few days before (matchday 13, ed.). Because it's difficult to win at Schalke.
…the challenge: "Hertha are a side that has taken points off top of the table teams and have had problems against teams below them at times. They have an incredibly strong defence, defend very well, are physical and it definitely won't be easy to score against them."
…the approach to the Hertha game: "Tomorrow, the club, every member of staff at Bayer 04 and the fans can expect the team to bust a gut to take all three points."
…Mitchell Weiser: "We're happy to have him here. Last year, Mitch only played three games for Hertha in the second half of the season but I think he's back on track now. He's played enough games since the summer for us to see the qualities he has in his game. He has come on really well but there's still room for improvement. I think he'll obviously want to show what he can do against Hertha tomorrow."
…playing against former teams: "Of course, you always want to show what you're capable of playing against former clubs. At times I played really badly against my former clubs because I was too keen to do well and was absolutely determined to show what I could do. But there were games that were very good. You have to keep calm and find the right balance in games like that."
…Lucas Alario: "He joined us really late last season due to the transfer mix-up. The needless dismissal at FC Köln was definitely a low point for him and it bothered him a lot. But he's scored nine goals in 23 games – I think that's not a bad return for a first season in Germany. He played a lot of games at the start of the season but lacked the luck a striker sometimes needs. But he always puts in a shift and he scored crucial goals against Augsburg and last week against Larnaca – and now he's scored again at Schalke. He's getting more involved in games and I'm happy he's where he's at now and I think more goals will follow."
The Werkself are looking to seal winning the group against Häcken on matchday five in the UEFA Europa League. Ahead of the game against the Swedish Cup winners on Thursday 30 November (kick-off: 21.00 CET), head coach Xabi Alonso talked about clear aims as well as the busy fixture list up to the winter break – and he recalled a special trip to Gothenburg, tomorrow's venue, as a teenager. Nathan Tella also fielded questions from the journalists on Wednesday night where he spoke about the importance of the Europa League to the club and himself.Show more
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have given U17 player Francis Onyeka a long-term contact. The club has agreed a deal with the 16-year-old to 30 June 2027.Show more
#B04eSports team suffered the first defeat of the season on matchday five in the VBL Club Championship 2023/24. Last night’s other games ended in a win and a draw. The Black and Reds are now fifth in the North West division.Show more
Bayer 04 Leverkusen back continuity at the top of the club. The Bundesliga and Europa League participants have extended the contract with sporting managing director Simon Rolfes to 2028. The former midfielder and long-standing Werkself captain took over this position as the successor to Rudi Völler in the summer of 2022. He was previously the sporting director at Bayer 04 for three and a half years.Show more
The fans have decided: The goal scored by Florian Wirtz to make it 1-0 for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the 2-1 home win against SC Freiburg was voted Goal of the Month for October with 45 % of the votes cast. The 20-year-old Werkself player won the vote conducted by ARD-Sportschau by a clear margin ahead of second-placed Harry Kane (Bayern Munich).Show more