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Leonardo Bittencourt relishes clearly defined role

By Rune Gjerulff

Leonardo Bittencourt says his role was clearly defined by Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt ahead of this season.

Leonardo Bittencourt.
Leonardo Bittencourt.Photo: Silesia711, CC-by-SA 4.0

After filling in at a variety of positions due to injuries throughout the 2019/20 campaign, Leonardo Bittencourt says he has a clearer defined role at Werder Bremen this season.

"Last year, I played all positions except centre-back and goalkeeper because of injuries. For this season, I have clearly agreed with the coach that I will play as a number eight, number 10 or in one of the three positions up front," Bittencourt told Kicker and added:

"For me it's nice that I don't have to take as much defensive responsibility. I was happy to play full-back or as a number six in the interest of the team. But it wasn't easy, because I had to learn now things."

The 26-year-old joined Werder from Hoffenheim last summer.

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