Monday, November 20, 2017

Fifth place a disaster for Kiessling

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 25 Apr 2014

5 Views

Bayer Leverkusen striker Stefan Kiessling stressed that failure to secure fourth place in the Bundesliga would be a “disaster” for the club.

Leverkusen enjoyed a strong start to their top-flight campaign, but have slipped away since the start of 2014 and coach Sami Hyypia paid the price when he was dismissed earlier this month.

They go into Saturday’s clash with second-place Borussia Dortmund knowing Wolfsburg could leapfrog them into fourth place in the race for a UEFA Champions League place with a win over Freiburg if they fail to pick up three points against Jurgen Klopp’s side..

Sascha Lewandowski’s men have taken 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five games, but they can expect a stern test from a Dortmund side that have won five in a row in all competitions.

And Kiessling is under no illusions as to how important fourth place would be for Leverkusen.

“Fifth place would be a disaster for us,” he told Bild.

“We have to defend fourth place with all our might. Should we end up any higher, it would be a bonus.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top