Niko Kovac condemns criticism of Bayer Leverkusen coach

first_imgBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac defended Bayer Leverkusen counterpart Heiko Herrlich and insisted that it’s too early to judge a coach after just two gamesDie Werkself’s young charges often proved unpredictable and finished a lacklustre fifth in last season’s Bundesliga table.However, they did show signs of promise and were expected to build on that for the new league campaign.But Leverkusen have instead lost both of their opening games to Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg with the pressure mounting on Herrlich’s shoulders.In contrast, Bayern have continued their dominant form from last season by winning both of their opening Bundesliga fixtures in convincing fashion.Although Kovac will not be taking anything for granted ahead of Saturday’s home game against the struggling Leverkusen.“Leverkusen played very well and very successfully last year, now they have no points,” Kovac told reporters at his pre-match news conference on Sportsmax.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“But they could have gotten six points. We won’t be fooled, we’ll expect a tough fight. That the criticism is so strong, I am surprised and disappointed.“I also do not think it’s appropriate for my coaches to get so excited after two games, so we should try to be objective and professional.“It’s an impossibility to question a coach after two games.”German defender Joshua Kimmich impressed during the international break and could provide Kovac with the option of being used in the midfield.But the Croatian coach is not currently considering a complete conversion.“I talked to Joshua and told him he did well for the German national team, especially against France,” Kovac said.“We have a lot of players in midfield, the games we’ve played so far Joshua has done well, [so] there is no reason to put him in midfield, especially since we don’t have that many natural full-backs, but if we’re in trouble, we can always do that.”last_img

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