Leverkusen’s ‘newbie’ coach Alonso… up to Europa 4

Il Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen left coach Xabi Alonso at the helm after firing coach Gerardo Seoane in October last year. Sexual weakness was the reason. Coach Seoane has managed only one win in eight Bundesliga matches since the opening.

Alonso retired in July 2017 메이저놀이터 after playing for Liverpool in the English Premier League, Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga and Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. He is one of the Spanish soccer legends who played 114 A-matches for the Spanish national team.

The problem was the leadership career. After his retirement, it was all about directing the Real Madrid youth (coach) and the Real Sociedad B team. Naturally, concerns were voiced.

However, ‘newbie’ Alonso brought Leverkusen back to life.

Leverkusen defeated Saint-Giloise 4-1 in the second leg of the 2022-2023 European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League quarterfinals held at the Anderlecht Stadium in Brussels, Belgium on the 21st (Korean time). Although they slowed down slightly with a 1-1 draw in the first game at home, they advanced to the semifinals with a complete win in the second game and a total of 5-2 in the first and second games.

Moussa Diaby scored the first goal in the 2nd minute of the first half, Mathel Barker in the 38th minute and Jeremy Frimpong in the 15th minute of the second half. They conceded a goal in the 19th minute of the second half, but Adam Hlozek scored in the 34th minute of the second half.

Leverkusen’s advance to the semifinals of European club competition is the first time since advancing to the Champions League Final in the 2001-2002 season.

After Alonso took over as manager, Leverkusen came up terribly. He lifted Leverkusen from 17th in the Bundesliga to 6th. After taking office, he recorded 12 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in 20 Bundesliga matches. Here, they advanced to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. They are also undefeated in their last 12 games.

The Bundesliga also focused on social media, saying, “Director Alonso has caused a revolution.”

The Europa League semifinal opponent is AS Roma. It is a head-to-head match with coach Jose Mourinho. Alonso was coached by Mourinho at Real Madrid for three years from May 2010. Mourinho also praised Alonso after his retirement, saying, “Alonso has all the conditions to become a good manager.”

Coach Alonso said, “I will concentrate and prepare well for the semi-finals. The energy is good. It is good to advance to the semi-finals, but I want more than that. I will do everything to prepare to win.”

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