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Florian Wirtz reveals Nadiem Amiri and Kerem Demirbay have helped him settle at Leverkusen

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Florian Wirtz says Nadiem Amiri and Kerem Demirbay have helped him to quickly settle into the first team.

Florian Wirtz.
Florian Wirtz.

Florian Wirtz reveals Nadiem Amiri and Kerem Demirbay in particular have helped him settle into the first-team setup at Bayer Leverkusen.


Since making his debut in May, Wirtz has emerged as a regular starter at BayArena, and the 17-year-old says the support he has received from his two midfield colleagues has been key to his success.

"Nadiem Amiri has given me tips right from the start. He told me right away that the coach doesn't like it at all if you don't chase the ball immediately after losing possession. Kerem Demirbay also helped me," Wirtz told Sport Bild.

"I was surprised that the support has especially come from players, who play in the same positions as me. They didn't see me as a competitor, but as someone who could help the team. That helped me a lot to quickly adjust to the way we play," he continued.

Wirtz has played 19 games this season, racking up five goals and six assists.


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