Before his move, he studied videos of Leverkusen players. Wirtz (20) He didn’t know until that moment. “But after that one game it became clear to me that Flo is a brilliant footballer, a magician. When my agent told me about Bayer’s interest, it immediately became clear to me that I would really like to play in the same team with him.” – said the striker, who transferred in the summer from the Belgian first division club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise for 20 million euros. In his home country of Nigeria, every football fan now knows Bayer Leverkusen.

Boniface’s latest goal came in Thursday’s 2-0 Europa League win over Swedish Cup holders BK Hacken, meaning Bayer are already in the last 16. Leverkusen is also still unbeaten in the Bundesliga. Coach Xabi Alonso played a big role in this. “He was at the top as a player, winning almost everything there is to win: the Champions League with Real Madrid and Liverpool, the World and European titles with Spain. And he played under three of the best coaches: Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti.” “, Pep Guardiola. Like these coaches, he is a strategist who understands the game down to the smallest detail. But he is also a fighter and always demands 100 percent from us,” Boniface said.
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