Leverkusen - Wolfsburg

Germany: Bundesliga
Leverkusen J. Baumgartlinger (86)
Wolfsburg M. Pongracic (43), M. Arnold (64), R. Steffen (68), M. Pongracic (75)

Peter Bosz praises Kerem Demirbay and gives injury update before Wolfsburg clash

By Laura Brandt

Speaking ahead of his side's game against Wolfsburg, Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz praised Kerem Demirbay and provided an update on Jonathan Tah and Kevin Volland.

Kerem Demirbay.
Kerem Demirbay.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Kerem Demirbay has been one of Bayer Leverkusen's key performers since the Bundesliga returned, helping 'Die Werkself' to wins over Werder Bremen (4-1) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (3-1) with a goal and two assists.

Demirbay has struggled to nail down a starting spot after he joined Leverkusen from Hoffenheim for a club-record fee of €32 million last summer. But Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz believes the 26-year-old has now finally found his feet at BayArena after adjusting to his new surroundings.

"He has played very well in the second half of the season," Bosz said ahead of Leverkusen's game against Wolfsburg on Tuesday, according to Kicker.

"I have often said that when a player moves to a new club, he needs time to get used his new teammates, the coaching team and the city. It took a little time with Kerem, but you can now absolutely see why we bought him. He has played two very good games," he added.

Against Wolfsburg, Bosz and Leverkusen will be without the injured Lars Bender once again, but could possibly welcome Jonathan Tah and Kevin Volland back into the squad.

"We'll see how they're during after training," Bosz said.

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