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Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz praises 'very complete' Santiago Arias

By Henrik Petersen

Bayer Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz has heaped praise on new signing Santiago Arias before Saturday's Bundesliga game against RB Leipzig.

Peter Bosz.
Peter Bosz.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Santiago Arias could make Bayer Leverkusen's squad for the time for Saturday's Bundesliga clash against RB Leipzig.


The former PSV Eindhoven full-back has made a positive first impression on Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz after joining 'Die Werkself' on loan from Atlético Madrid on Thursday.

"He has only trained with us for the first time. We will go day by day and decide when the time is right for him to play. But my first impression is that he's a good fit," said Bosz ahead of Saturday's encounter with RB Leipzig.

"I already knew Santiago Arias as an opponent in the Netherlands, where he played for one of the top teams and was used quite offensively. At Atletico, he played a more defensive role. This combination makes him a very complete player, who will help us," added the former Ajax coach.

Arias spent five seasons at PSV before joining Atlético in 2018.


Leverkusen
(4-1-4-1)
1Lukáš Hradecky
8Lars Bender ↩90
5Sven Bender ↩58
12Edmond Tapsoba
22Daley Sinkgraven
20Charles Aránguiz (C)
38Karim Bellarabi ↩78
27Florian Wirtz
10Kerem Demirbay ↩78
19Moussa Diaby
14Patrik Schick
Bench
36Niklas Lomb
9Leon Bailey ↪78
13Lucas Alario
4Jonathan Tah ↪58
6Aleksandar Dragović ↪90
18Wendell
11Nadiem Amiri ↪78
15Julian Baumgartlinger
25Exequiel Palacios
RB Leipzig
(3-4-2-1)
1Péter Gulácsi (C)
22Nordi Mukiele
5Dayotchanculle Upamecano
16Lukas Klostermann
8Amadou Haidara
14Tyler Adams
44Kevin Kampl ↩46
3Angeliño
25Daniel Olmo ↩86
10Emil Forsberg ↩66
9Yussuf Poulsen ↩27
Bench
13Philipp Tschauner
11Hwang Hee-Chan ↪46
19Alexander Sørloth ↪27
4Willi Orban
39Benjamin Henrichs ↪86
18Christopher Nkunku ↪66
20Lazar Samardžić

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