After scoring two goals for Leverkusen, Basaj welcomed the “special” Howartz

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Retrieved 19 May 2020, 05:52 IST

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Buyer Leverkusen star Kai Howartz

Bayer Leverkusen head coach Peter Bosz praised “special player” Kai Hawartz but stressed that the rising star could improve amid growing interest.

Havertez continued to shine in the Bundesliga on Monday when Leverkusen thrashed low-lying Werder Bremen 4-1 in the first half.

The German international – the subject of a frequently moved gossip column between links between Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal – opened the scoring in the 26th minute and regained Livercusen’s lead five minutes after Theodore Gerbe had equalized for Celesi.

After threatening to kill Bremen behind closed doors at Weser-Stadion due to a coronavirus epidemic, Boss told reporters: “Kai [Havertz] He’s a special player, but I don’t think he did his best game today. He can do better.

“I’ve known him for a long time and I know he can do better. It needs to be done with rhythm. But the captain’s armband is something special for every player. So it will be for Kai.”

Hawartz, 20, added: “I am very happy. We did not make many mistakes and we won as we deserved.

“Now we want to continue like this at Monchengladbach on Saturday.”

Returning to the Bundesliga weekend after the outbreak of Covid-19, the result was fourth after Leverkusen.

Leverkusen are fifth on the list, eight points behind champions and leaders Bayern Munich.

“We’re naturally satisfied, as you have to win the first game at Bremen 4-1 with a two-month break,” Bose said. “There were a lot of question marks before. I think we deserve to win, even though we don’t always play very well. We have to do it with rhythm.

“We lost easy balls during the game, which we usually can’t lose. But as I said, if you win 4-1 here, you have to be satisfied. And I’m satisfied.”