It has been nagging at Peter Bosz, that most of the friends of the League have kept him above all things as the responsible party for pretty bleak weeks, with Borussia Dortmund in memory: the 4:4 against Schalke 04, in a 4:0 lead was playful; the poor group phase in the Champions League with only two points from six Games; with the two 1:1 against Apoel Nicosia, and a striking football by decay in the autumn of 2017. “The people here have not yet seen the right Peter Bosz,” said the 55-year-old Dutchman on Friday in his presentation as the new coach of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, “I didn’t want back in the League, I was finished here.”

As the successor to the just before Christmas furloughed Heiko Herrlich is to Bosz in the coming months, the untapped potential of the as a highly gifted applicable to senior management bring to the national team players, Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz to unfold. “Peter is both offensive and attractive football,” said Director of sport, Simon Rolfes, the club had many players who were predestined for this style. The managers hope that, after the dreary League-preliminary round not only successful, but also to play nice and entertaining.

before the one and a half years, the request was Bosz once coach of Leverkusen, at that time, there had been exploratory talks, but the eight-time Dutch national player opted for the offer from Borussia Dortmund. Since this first contact, he watched the Leverkusen consistently “more than normal” and many of the games, told the football teacher. With the team he is familiar with so obviously. “I’m glad to play in a club and work with players who are very interesting,” said Bosz.

stubbornness as a weakness?

The Leverkusen squad has led, in fact, Similarities with the young Team of Ajax Amsterdam from the year 2017, with Bosz at the time to the final of the Europa League. Especially the quarter-final matches against FC Schalke had played for the Dutch at the time, a rousing pressing football – a game that no longer worked in Dortmund as well. When he was asked on Friday to call error he had made at BVB, he replied: “I can’t, I don’t want to do.” After a furious start to the season, many experts had accused him, to his risky style of play, although this approach did not work always for the worse, and players such as the defensive boss Sokratis refused harder and harder to follow the coach and his ideas.

This stubbornness may be a weakness, wherein the BVB-Episode rate in Boszs career. In those months, many players suffered from the effects of explosive attack on the team bus. In addition, Ousmane Dembélé had a strike from his contract, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyeang wanted to get away necessarily, the squad was due to fear of conflict lines. The responsibility of the Coach in this context can hardly be considered in isolation.

Clear, however, that many of the Leverkusen know by Bosz preferred unconditional Forward to Defend from the time with Roger Schmidt. The ideas of Bosz and Schmidt were not “identical but similar and this is football, we want to build again,” said Leverkusen’s sporting Director Rudi Völler.

Parallels there are, in fact, the offensive pressing, the whole team pushes in appropriate situations far to the front, offering the Chance to come by early the Ball very own occasions. The disadvantage is that Skillful counter-attacking Teams will always find great spaces for counter attacks. In the approach in the own structure of the game the two coaches, however, is different. While Schmidt was happy to long balls hit, in order to Profit from the ensuing ball-conquest Chaos, Bosz, his Teams quick combination play soccer.