Sport Wolfsburg's national player Baku becomes “Air Ridle”

14:40  24 january  2021
14:40  24 january  2021 Source:   ksta.de

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Bote Ridle Nzuzi Baku (born Bote Nzuzi Baku ; 8 April 1998) is a German professional footballer of Congolese descent who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg .

Ridle Baku Wolfsburg ' s match-winner against top-four rivals Bayer Leverkusen. Ridle Baku scored the only goal of the game as Wolfsburg climbed into the top four with victory over fellow UEFA Champions League Jonathan Tah made his 200th competitive appearance as a Leverkusen player .

On Saturday he also lived up to its namesake: With a header goal, soccer national player Ridle Baku became more or less “Air Ridle”.

Torschütze Ridle Baku (l) ließ sich nach seinem Tor von Mitspieler Kevin Mbabu feiern. © Ina Fassbender / AFP / Pool / dpa goal scorer Ridle Baku (l) was celebrated by teammate Kevin Mbabu after his goal.

coach Oliver Glasner was amazed after VfL Wolfsburg scored 1-0 at Bayer Leverkusen: "Ridle seems to be able to do everything." For the 22-year-old himself, it was rather a surprising sense of achievement: "That was my first header goal."

Understandable: Baku is just 1.76 meters tall. But the 1990s world champion Karl-Heinz Riedle was only three centimeters taller. And got the nickname "Air Riedle" because of his headball strength. Baku is practically named after him. He was born in Mainz in 1998 under the name Bote Nzuzi Baku. However, his father, who had fled from the Congo six years earlier, was a fan of the German national team and nicknamed him Ridle, which the junior had entered on his passport in 2018 as his nickname.

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Ridle Baku is actually not a striker at all, but a right-back. In Wolfsburg he sometimes plays in the right midfield. In the 16th Bundesliga game for VfL, he scored his third goal. There were so many in Mainz in 50 games.

The ten million that VfL transferred to Mainz in October 2020 was considered by some outsiders to be excessive. And was quickly taught. "At Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund they are now asking themselves whether they would have brought him better," said ex-national player and Sky expert Didi Hamann this weekend.

On November 11th last year, Baku made his debut for the German senior national team. In the 1-0 win against the Czech Republic, he played 90 minutes and received decent reviews. Also from national coach Joachim Löw. "He played very intensely and bridged spaces with his dynamic runs," said the latter.

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Ridle Baku , 22, from Germany VfL Wolfsburg , since 2020 Right-Back Market value: 11,00 m €* Apr 8, 1998 in Mainz, Germany. Social-Media: Further information. Ridle Baku is the brother of Kokolo Baku (Unknown). National team career.

Ridle Baku , 22, from Germany VfL Wolfsburg , since 2020 Right-Back Market value: 11.00 m €* Apr 8, 1998 in Mainz, Germany. Social-Media: Further information. Ridle Baku is the brother of Kokolo Baku (Unknown). National team career.

He immediately prevailed in Wolfsburg. Having come two games after the start of the season, he was substituted on on the 3rd matchday and from then on was in the starting line-up in every game. "I feel very good at VfL and was able to show what I can do in the first few games," said Baku after his goal (35th minute) in Leverkusen. His goal of “finding the best prerequisites for the next step in my development” in Wolfsburg after 13 years as a home grown man at Mainz 05 has paid off. Also for VfL, who finished fourth after the first round of the second half of the season and took a place in the Champions League.

And what does the real "Air Riedle" say? When he made his national team debut in the “Wolfsburger Allgemeine”, he said that he “thinks it's really funny about the names”: “And as a player, I think he's really good.”

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trainer Peter Bosz is very worried about Julian Baumgartlinger. It's about an injury from the game against VfL Wolfsburg. © Provided by sport1.de Bosz is "afraid" for Baumgartlinger coach Peter Bosz from Bayer Leverkusen is very worried about midfielder Julian Baumgartlinger. "I'm afraid it's a bad injury with Julian," said the Dutchman after the 0: 1 (0: 1) defeat against VfL Wolfsburg : "We have to wait for the MRI. I hope that it will is not that bad.

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