Bosz spoke afterwards about a restless initial phase. “The first 20 minutes were not good. We left it there. We gave away the goals too easily. ” Nicolò Barella and Romelu Lukaku scored in the 15th and 21st minutes for the Italians.
Kai Havertz, the great German talent, then quickly brought back the tension. However, Leverkusen did not come further. Bosz: „Even though we didn’t get many chances, I still had hope in the second half. I think we will nevertheless get a lot out of these matches, just like the lost cup final against Bayern Munich. If we want to win these kinds of matches in the future, we will have to take the next step. It is now a matter of clearing our heads and then calmly looking ahead to the new season. ”
Bayer Leverkusen starts the Bundesliga on Saturday, September 19 with an away match against VfL Wolfsburg.