Exclusive | Leon Bailey on Kai Havertz: “He is a very important player, we can help him move forward & be greater than he is.”

Speaking exclusively to Get German Football News in the mixed zone after Bayer Leverkusen’s 4-0 win against Eintracht Frankfurt, Leon Bailey discussed his side’s exceptional run of form and his teammate Kai Havertz.

“Kai is a phenomenal player,” Bailey told GGFN. “He is very smart and knows what he needs to do in every situtiation. He is a very important player for the team and we can help him move forward and be greater than he is.”

Leverkusen are unbeaten in nine games in all competitions: “We are there for each other, we have good chemistry, we are playing good football and winning games which gives us a lot of confidence,” added Bailey.

“Even though the players have been playing a lot of games, winning games makes the players more relaxed in their minds. Once your mind is more relaxed, you don’t think about being tired and I think this is what’s happening. I hope we can keep this up.

“We have a lot of games and it’s important that we always bring a fresh team out. Rotation is best for the team, the coach knows exactly what he is doing, we all believe in his ideas and we are carrying out whatever role he asks us to do on game day. Everybody knows that they have a role to play.”

Matthew Marshall


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