New Leverkusen coach Bosz to learn from Dortmund “mistakes”

Germany (dpa) – Dutch coach Peter Bosz says he will learn from mistakes he made during a brief spell at Borussia Dortmund as he seeks to improve the fortunes of Bayer Leverkusen. “I do not have to and cannot make any of the mistakes I made in Dortmund,” he said without going into details on his first day of training with Leverkusen on Friday. Bosz had to leave Dortmund in December 2017 after half a year, but Leverkusen announced the 55-year-old as their new coach while dismissing Heiko Herrlich on December 23. “I take the (Dortmund) experience with me. You have to learn from the mistakes you made,” Bosz said.

Leverkusen are lying ninth at the half-way stage after winning their last two league games under Herrlich. They greet third-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach on January 19 when the Bundesliga resumes. Bosz said the aim was to “win every game” but “we have to be realistic,” however the club is seeking to challenge for a place in the Europa League next season. Leverkusen are one of the few top-flight sides not seeking sunnier climes for winter-break training. They do not have the easiest start to the year, with the match against Moenchengladbach followed by a trip to fifth-place Wolfsburg and a home game against champions Bayern Munich.

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