Sunday evening, Bayer Leverkusen, led by Xabi Alonso, took a giant step forward in the title race by outclassing Bayern Munich (3-0), on the 21st day of the Bundesliga.
Still undefeated since the start of the season, BO4 is now 5 points ahead of the Munich rival. Enough to propel Xabi Alonso a little further onto a pedestal.
At the head of the Werkself for more than a year, the Spanish coach has gradually imposed his influence but is more successful this season to the extent that his team remains undefeated, in all competitions, for around thirty matches.
Thus, the former Spanish international has built a solid reputation in Europe, in the space of a few months and now finds himself announced at the head of the biggest European teams.
Despite rumors circulating about him, Bayer management remains confident in the idea of keeping him beyond the current financial year. “I am sure of it. The contract is one thing, but the comfort he experiences is another. He knows that we will have a top team next season,” B04 sports director Simon Rolfes told the German television show “Doppelpass”.