Bayer Leverkusen are in danger of losing their goals for the season. A 1-1 draw against Werder Bremen was not enough for the Werkself’s claims. The focus could be coach Gerardo Seoane.
Leverkusen – Lukas Hradecky was one of the first Bayer professionals in the crowd, while Gerardo Seoane left the stadium in regret. The coach of Bundesliga side Leverkusen looked dejected after the 1-1 (0-0) win against Werder Bremen, drawing a disastrous conclusion after ten games this season.
“You have to be worried, and so are we,” the Swiss answered when asked about the table situation and assessed the current sports situation on the Sky TV channel as “unsatisfactory”. After the first leg of the DFB Cup, Leverkusen is still in the running in the Champions League. In the Bundesliga, on the other hand, after four losses, two draws and one win, in 15th place, the team is far behind its own claims.
Leverkusen surrendered the home win
“It’s a brutally dangerous situation that everyone on the team should be aware of,” said midfielder Robert Andrich. The 27-year-old mourned many missed chances, especially in the first half against Bremen.
In a duel that was wild at times and marked by many counter-attacks, the attacking Leverkusen players gave up the much-needed first home win of the Bundesliga season late in the game. Kerem Demirbay gave Werkself the lead in the 57th minute with a dream goal. The fact that the hosts didn’t consistently add to the 1-0 lead and instead pulled away too much eventually ended up being their downfall.
Bremen, still unbeaten away from home, fought back and deservedly so in the end. In line with their goal trend in the last quarter of an hour, the Hanseatic League also secured a late point in Leverkusen through Milos Veljkovic (82nd). The fact that goalkeeper Hradecky was unable to clear the head from Füllkrug and the ball fell to Veljkovic’s feet ready to score was doubly bitter from Bayer’s point of view.
Characteristic of the Werkself, apart from Atlético Madrid’s Champions League win on Tuesday, they once again failed to take the lead over time. “We didn’t manage to score in the first half, we could have won and we should have led by two or three goals,” said angrily Andrich, who himself finished off the crossbar just before the break.
Bayer now have five points after seven games
Now that hopes that a win against Atlético will finally bring certainty have dimmed again, nobody knows what momentum this next unbeaten run could have in the upcoming national team break. Most recently, Bayer’s sporting director Simon Rolfes publicly supported his coach after Club Brugge’s 1-0 defeat in the Champions League opener. Immediately after the game against Bremen, none of the referees gave themselves up.
Despite all the promises of loyalty, Seoane knows that the results of the ambitious work club must be correct at some point. “As a coach, I’m responsible for scoring points. Despite that, I think the team played very well. This also applies to the games in Berlin and Madrid.” Unfortunately, there was a lack of efficiency against Bremen. “Obviously if you don’t score it’s dangerous and we have to deal with that.”