Rudi Völler on Patrik Schick: “He was always my dream striker.”

Bayer Leverkusen Managing Director Rudi Völler has heaped praise on 26-year-old striker Patrik Schick after the Czech Republic international scored a brace against Hoffenheim, helping Die Werkself to secure third and a Champions League place.

“He’s a classic centre-forward,” Völler told Kicker. “I’m particularly happy with Patrik because I fought for him for a long time in previous years. He was always my dream striker. I was always in contact with AS Roma, even before Patrik came to us via RB Leipzig, because I knew he’s a wonderful striker.”

Schick has scored 24 Bundesliga goals in 26 games this season for Bayer Leverkusen.

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