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What Boniface, Tella Bring To Our Team –Leverkusen Midfielder, Xhaka

What Boniface, Tella Bring To Our Team  –Leverkusen Midfielder, Xhaka Photo credit: Pierre O. Kouédy / GB2 images

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Granit Xhaka
has praised his Nigerians teammates Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella for what they bring to the club.

At the weekend Leverkusen were crowned Bundesliga champions for the first time in their history after thrashing Werder Bremen 5-0.

Boniface opened the scoring and also set up Xhaka for the second goal.

Tella was also in action against Bremen as he was introduced in the second half.

The goal against Bremen took Boniface’s league tally to 11, with eight assists in 18 games.

Werder Bremen players trying to defend against Leverkusen defender, Odilon Koussounou(left) and Victor Boniface (right). Credit: Pierre O. Kouédy / GB2 images

For Tella, he has five goals, two assists in 20 league appearances this season.

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Speaking after the game, Xhaka told Soccernet.ng:“For Boni and Nathan, they’re very good, very positive, always with a smile on their faces.

“With them, we have a lot of quality in the team, on and off the pitch, and it’s so nice to be a part of them and the team.”

The former Arsenal captain also spoke about the support Leverkusen got from Nigerians and other parts of the world.

“It’s difficult to find the right words but I had a very good experience in Nigeria, won the U-17 World Cup there, defeating them in the final,” he said.

“Jokes aside, I say thanks for the support, it is always good to have worldwide support and we gave our best for the season.”

Xhaka and his Nigerian teammates can end the season with a treble as they are in the final of the German Cup and are on the verge of advancing into the semi-finals of the Europa League.

They have a 2-0 first leg advantage over Premier League club West Ham.

Photo Credit: Pierre O. Kouédy / GB2 images


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