Bayer lose ground in European chase
Bayer Leverkusen hopes of achieving a top 4 place this season took a hit after a 21 home loss against fellow European chasers Freiburg.
Leverkusen went to kneel down before a Leon Bailey strike looked to give the side impetus to find an equaliser but one never came. Head coach Peter Bosz spoke afterwards and highlighted the issues with the side.
“We started well, we played well in the first half. Unfortunately we didn’t score any goals. Then Timothy (Fosu-Mensah, ed.) Gets injured just before half-time, and that typifies the phase we are in now,” he said.
“We have to play better football than today, defend better, then we can win again. Anyway, we wanted to win the game today, and that didn’t work out. We played better football, but we have to do even better. We have to get in the ball more. get the goal, and more aggressively, defend better.”
Leverkusen are now 5 points of Eintracht Frankfurt and have been eliminated from the Europa League after losing to Swiss side Young Boys leaving Champions League qualification hopes in tatters.
Fosu-Mensah serious injury
When asked about the seriousness of the injury to former Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah he was unsure but speculated it is likely a cruciate problem.
“It is probably a problem with his cruciate ligament, but nothing is certain yet.”
The injury clearly happened without challenge as shown at the end of Peter Bosz interview below:
Volgens Leverkusen-trainer Peter Bosz ziet het er niet goed uit voor Timothy Fosu-Mensah. pic.twitter.com/W06cO1yORf
— ESPN NL (@ESPNnl) February 28, 2021
The injury to Fosu-Mensah was not the only issue during the match. Jeremie Frimpong, the young Dutch full back who Leverkusen had signed from Celtic during the January window also hobbled off at the end of the game with a muscular issue.
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