Zé Roberto raves about Wirtz: "He has this natural instinct"

Zé Roberto (47) will follow the clash between his former clubs Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich very closely – as will Florian Wirtz’s 90 minutes.

Young savages who are also causing enthusiasm in Brazil: Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz (left) and Jeremie Frimpong.

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When Zé Roberto talks about the summit in the Bundesliga on Sunday (3:30 p.m., LIVE! At kicker), there is no way around Leverkusen’s top talent. “It is particularly impressive how Wirtz has manifested himself this season,” said the Brazilian (336 Bundesliga appearances, 38 goals) in his throw-in in the kicker (Thursday edition): “He has shown that he is right to give rise to high hopes . ”

At the same time, Zé Roberto was also important to mention: “You shouldn’t overload him with expectations, he’s still so young. When Leverkusen reached the Champions League final in 2002, he wasn’t born. But he had scored six games in a row and has set himself high goals in public, shows that he not only has quality, but also great ambition. ”

Wirtz has made an excellent start to the new Bundesliga season, he already has nine scorer points (four goals, five assists) in 2021/22. The kicker grade average of 1.88 speaks volumes. What Zé Roberto particularly appreciates: “He won’t let himself get down if it doesn’t work out, he has this natural instinct to try again and again, that is essential for long-term success. That he already plays in Hansi Flick’s national team , is therefore only logical. ”

In his kicker throw-in (Thursday edition or here in the eMagazine) Zé Roberto also comments on Leverkusen’s “young wild”, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann – and gives a tip for the duel on Sunday.

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