Xavi Alonso’s only mistake at Bayer Leverkusen

ONE | system 04/15/2024 16:10
Xavi Alonso (Reuters)

Bayer Leverkusen made history led by Xavi Alonso. The team won the Bundesliga for the first time in their history and did so in a remarkable manner when they went undefeated throughout the season and secured the title with five games to go.

The team played impressively and offensively throughout the season and the coach was able to instill his ideas in his players until the end, and throughout the season there were also several impossible comebacks from a losing situation – and this is no coincidence.

The German team can even be remembered as even more historic if they win the treble, when they qualified for the final of the German Cup and will play against Kaiserslautern from the second division, and in addition, Leverkusen are on their way to the semi-finals of the Europa League after gaining a two-goal advantage in the first leg of the quarter-finals against West Ham.

Leverkusen players are crazy about Xavi Alonso (Reuters)

Beyond the promised title and those that may be on the way, Alonso managed to improve his players, when stars like Florian Wirtz, Alejandro Grimaldo and Jeremy Frimpong flourished under him, but there is one “spot” in the Basque coach from the transfer window of the winter.

After top scorer Victor Boniface was injured in his team’s training and was absent for about three months, Leverkusen tried to add a senior striker to compensate for Boniface’s absence and chose Borja Iglesias, who arrived on loan from Betis with Alonso’s approval.

The latter did not exactly present a high level and recorded only 396 minutes in nine games, when he did not find the net and had difficulty influencing the game: “The fact that Alonso was not able to take advantage of the addition of Iglesias is perhaps his only mistake in his short time at Leverkusen”, claimed the Spanish media.

Borja Iglesias (Reuters)

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