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Bayer Leverkusen's Julian Brandt is the new free spirit

Julian Brandt has a healthy self-confidence. Therefore, the Leverkusen took advantage of the Situation on Friday evening in Mainz, Germany, and brought as a playmaker of the German national team into the conversation. "When a tens is to be sought, and the national coach is of the opinion that we do not have in the squad, then I think I would have the quality," said the midfielder. With two goals and two assists, the 22-Year-old in a 5:1 victory in Mainz is the superior player.

Since Leverkusen's new coach Peter Bosz him from the outer position to the Central midfield has ordered blooms Brandt formally. "If you play outside, you are bound to the Position and has less room," he said. "So I can now run around like a free spirit. I feel myself in the role very well.“

Brandt scored his first League double pack

Therefore, hopes to Brandt, who received national coach Joachim Löw, the prestigious national Jersey with the number 10 already, to get in the successor to Mesut Özil also have similar freedoms. "The national coach will also have seen that I changed the Position," said the 23-times capped player. "What he thinks, I don't know, only the future will tell."

Bosz’ idea to make the winger the Central figure of the Bayer game, is fully risen. "Julian has played on the wings, I have seen him but in the middle," said the Dutchman. "He is a very good player and good players you have to give the Ball a lot. Today, he was outstanding and always in the right Moment.“

Despite all the praise, Brandt remained self-critical. "In the first half, I hit a couple of bad passes. As I was Complaining with myself,“ he said. Nevertheless, Brandt was the great Initiator of Leverkusen's attacking game with goals from Wendell, Kai Havertz and Karim Bellarabi as well as his first Bundesliga double pack. The goal for Robin Quaison scored for 1:1 for Mainz.

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Brandt was, therefore, completely satisfied. "The ease is there, it works a lot," he said. "I knew that this self-consciousness is in me, have been exhausted, but perhaps too little." Leverkusen managed to make a third League victory in a row, is back on the European Cup course and has furious to make up for the embarrassing Cup at second division 1. FC Heidenheim managed. On Thursday, Bayer playing in the Europa League at FK Krasnodar. "We don't want to get to the thing, as in the DFB-Pokal," said Brandt before the trip to Russia. "From this we have learned." (dpa)

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