Leon Bailey to shine again on the right wing under Peter Bosz?
Leon Bailey is pleased about the new Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz and says he hopes he will be able to rediscover his old form at his favourite position.
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After a disappointing first half of the season, Leon Bailey is hoping to return to form under the new Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz.
The former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund coach has replaced Heiko Herrlich at the BayArena, and Bailey feels the playing style of his new coach suits him well.
"I've known his style for a few years - since he was coaching Ajax. I like his style of play," Bailey told Kicker and added:
"For me, it's more offensive football. I feel comfortable with this kind of football."
The Jamaican winger started on the right wing and scored two goals as Bayer Leverkusen defeated Dutch side PEC Zwolle 3-1 in a friendly last Friday, and he is hopeful that he'll be allowed to continue playing on the right under Bosz.
"I've always said that my best position is on the right side. I feel right on the right side, and if a player feels comfortable, he can do a lot of things," the 21-year-old said.
Bailey had a fantastic 2017/18 season, making 30 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen with nine goals and six assists to his name. This season, the Jamaican winger has scored once and made two assists in 16 league games.
Read much more about the changes Bosz could make at Leverkusen here.