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Sports Baumgart criticizes Leverkusen for Wirtz commitment

13:05  23 october  2021
13:05  23 october  2021 Source:   kicker.de

Kopa Trophy: Two Dortmund, Musiala and Wirtz nominated

 Kopa Trophy: Two Dortmund, Musiala and Wirtz nominated The French magazine "France Football" announced the 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or this Friday. The ten candidates for the best U-21 player were unveiled - rich Bundesliga participation included. © Imago Images / Sven Simon German Rebuilding Hats: Jamal Musiala (Li.) And Florian Wirtz. Shortlist for the best U-21 junior player announced Ten players are on the list for the so-called "Kopa Trophy".

almost two years ago Florian Wirtz (18) is changed from the offspring of 1. FC Cologne to Bayer Leverkusen. Subsequently, Steffen Baumgart also criticizes the transfer.

Stehen sich am Sonntag gegenüber: Steffen Baumgart und Florian Wirtz. © Imago Images face on Sunday: Steffen Baumgart and Florian Wirtz.

"Agreement" broken?

that Florian Wirtz would be so good so fast, Rudi Völler had not foreseen, even though he had said the kicker in January 2020, "Not to get him, would have been negligent." At that time, Bayer committed the 16-year-old top talent from 1 FC Cologne, although an agreement exists between the West Associations, no teeth-yellar.

Sport Director Simon Rolfes defended the transfer with the fact that Wirtz, whose contract had expired in Cologne, received a professional contract directly in Leverkusen and the facts had been such another. Especially since the FC received a training allowance. "He was very well trained in our Cologne young talent center over a long period of time," Köln's coach Steffen Baumgart said the "Frankfurt general Sunday newspaper" in front of the duel with Leverkusen (Sunday, 15.30, live! At Kicker) and referred to the From his point of view Broken "Agreement between Cologne, Leverkusen and Mönchengladbach. That was announced. That's what we see in what a business we move."

While the FC annoyed and obviously annoyed about the loss of teenager, he had forgotten Kai Hvertz in Leverkusen and became a national player.

"The 1st FC Köln may not respond quickly enough at one or the other place, but on the other side we have to say that there has been a lot of money flowed," says Baumgart. "There we are simply unable to accommodate. That's the fact. The club there is part of the operation. Cologne and Leverkusen work under different conditions, which have great influence on how something is going on."

Modest About FC-Coach Baumgart: "He understood me" .
of the Cologne scorer Anthony Modeste leads his current top shape back to the retention of coach Steffen Baumgart. © Marius Becker / DPA flourishes under FC-Coach Steffen Baumgart formally: Anthony Modeste. "He understood me. He sees that I work. He trusts me and lets me play. And every coach who familiarizes me, I pay back, "said modests in an interview of the" picture on Sunday ".

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