should have started If I’d gone to Rudi Völler, the shared history between Peter Bosz and Bayer Leverkusen before one and a half years. In the early summer of 2017, the coach Bosz had formed at Ajax Amsterdam a very young team that played exciting football and in the Europa League, surprisingly to the finals came. The 0:2 against Manchester United was lost, but since then, one not only knows the names of the internationally sought-after Youngster Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, linking their development with Bosz.

Anyway, Leverkusen had led at that time already in talks with Bosz, to lure him to the Rhineland, and opportunities, of all things. However, Bosz said, and trained henceforth prefer to Borussia Dortmund, Leverkusen’s new coach was, instead, Heiko Herrlich. The Problem: really happy, in consequence, none.

In a year and a half can happen in football a lot, which is illustrated by a view to Leverkusen: the Trainer is no longer Glorious, but Bosz. On Saturday Leverkusen will be at the start of the second round with a home game against Mönchengladbach (15.30 clock, live Ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE) – it’s the first game with the new Coach. And it will be interesting to see whether the players have already adjusted to the radical idea of the game.

“Peter Bosz is a football that suits our players,” said Völler, as he presented Bosz in the beginning of January officially as the new coach: “Because you’re young and fast and good on the Ball and a certain forward have the urge.” And it really is so that in the squad of Bayer Leverkusen so many highly talented footballers frolicking, you find it difficult to understand why this team is only ninth in the Bundesliga.

Peter Bosz with his new Team

the Offensive: Since Kai Havertz and Julian Brandt, two German national team players, but also the Sprinter Karim Bellarabi, or the brilliant Leon Bailey play. Kevin Volland, meanwhile, also part of the national team. Quality? Available!

For the past two weeks, the Team trained under Bosz, has completed three test matches, all won. 4:0 against Twente Enschede, 3:1 against PEC Zwolle and 4:2 against Preußen Münster. Now, games are just games, but you could already get an impression of how Bosz introduces the Leverkusen game. Mercilessly attacking with a high pressing line, and with personnel changes. Havertz, and Brandt played on the unfamiliar “Eight”, front Bellarabi and Bailey exchanged the sides, so that with the strong foot to the gate.

Much of it reminded us of the football, the Bosz once at Ajax and in the early days in Dortmund, Germany. In the first weeks of the 2017/2018 season BVB played the most exciting football in the Bundesliga, offensive, wild and yet well thought out. Bosz is a pressing advocate with a penchant for the 4-3-3-System. The first seven games, he won all of them, and in Germany, some of the language already from the end the Bayern dominance.

what happened then with Peter Bosz and Borussia Dortmund, only a very incomplete reconstruct. Suddenly, the Balance was missing from the BVB; the club, not won, not a single one of his next eight League games, five low it sat layers. All of this, what had previously been interpreted as a strength, was now part of the problem. In December 2017, was replaced on the offensive spirit Bosz’ history, by the pragmatists Peter Stöger. BVB coach Bosz was only 163 days.

Peter Stöger as Köln-Trainer (left) and Peter Bosz at BVB

“This football, as he presents it, has not been able to bring Peter in Dortmund safely across, as he would have liked,” said Völler. And then he said that he believe, in Leverkusen, that’s not going to happen. Because the team know the unconditional forward to Defend the former coach Roger Schmidt, have been training at Bayer from 2014 to 2017.

And there would be at Bayer for a second Dortmund, because Leverkusen have a player that is much better to coach Bosz fit, said Völler. The impetuous, but attacking left-back Wendell, for example, or the defensive midfielder Lars Bender, Julian Baumgartlinger and Charles Aranguiz. You should coordinate the offensive Pressing and at the same time for the hedge on the Counterattack.

works As well, this could be the start of something clear: Leverkusen welcomes Borussia Mönchengladbach, the second largest Offensive in the League (36 goals, the same number as FC Bayern).

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