Florian Wirtz: Florian Wirtz and the top of Vizekusen | EUROtoday

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The footballer Florian Wirtz remains to be so younger that he first needed to have the Vizekusen soccer vocabulary defined to him. This refers to his employer, Bayer Leverkusen. However, the everlasting runner-up (vice-championship in 2000, runner-up within the DFB Cup and Champions League finalist in 2002) is now making ready to lastly put the time period protected by Bayer up to now.

The current means: main the desk and with out defeat. This can also be as a consequence of Florian Wirtz, who hosted this episode of the soccer podcast He can kick is devoted. “We are talking about the best player from the currently best German team,” says host Fabian Scheler. Leverkusen is taking part in in opposition to FC Bayern this weekend, Wirtz is “the great hope for the end of the Bayern series,” as one listener expressed his want for a dialogue of Wirtz. Its market worth is already greater than 100 million euros. “He is the next great German talent. Let’s see what becomes of him,” says Oliver Fritsch.

Fritsch focuses his evaluation on Wirtz's skillful dribbling, his virtually all the time appropriate timing and the agency shot with each ft. Scheler noticed how Wirtz gained a bonus by intelligent positioning earlier than and when receiving the ball. Wirtz can also be an intuitive footballer, says Scheler: “He lets things happen,” additionally as a result of his coaches, reminiscent of U-17 world champion coach Christian Wück, have all the time given him this freedom. Fritsch has to consider this: “Playing strategically is not a disadvantage, but it does require guidance.” He might nonetheless get higher, and he nonetheless has to search out his actual function. Fritsch additionally thinks that Wirtz is a little bit of a jerk.

But Wirtz reveals how essential the selection of coach might be for a Bundesliga membership. Bayer coach Xabi Alonso “shows the Bundesliga's shortcomings because he is at the top with this team,” says Fritsch. The two hosts analyze how Alonso, one of many best strategists in soccer historical past, managed to ascertain his recreation thought based mostly on ball possession and recreation management. This even results in Fritsch appreciatively stating a phrase from the He can kick-Index falls again: the sport philosophy.

However, Wirtz has not but performed a task within the nationwide staff. In Jamal Musiala he has a competitor who is barely three months older and whose profile is just like his. Before the European Championships, the football-interested nation is asking itself: Can these two proficient footballers play collectively? Fritsch has the reply.

The high 5 is a homage to the soccer location Leverkusen, the check piece amongst conventional golf equipment. Mister

“He can kick” is the soccer podcast from ZEIT ONLINE. It seems each two weeks and is devoted to the very best footballers of our time. We speak much less about techniques and extra about what actually issues in soccer: the individuality of the gamers. You can discover all episodes of the podcast right here, all Powercard rankings right here. Write us! We settle for criticism of the present and recommendations for Mister X at fussball@zeit.de.

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