‘We drink blood’ – Ex-Arsenal star reveals secret behind Leverkusen’s confidence ahead of Europa League final


The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder spoke about the team's confidence ahead of facing Atalanta in the Europa League.

Xabi Alonso's men will face Italian side Atalanta in the Europa League final as they look to claim their second title of the season.

The German team is the only team to go through the entire season without losing, breaking the long-standing record of being unbeaten in all competitions.


Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella are looking to add Europa League glory to their Bundesliga win but face opposition from Atalanta, led by compatriot Ademola Lookman.


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Granit Xhaka, confident of his confidence in the team ahead of the final, revealed the team's secret.

Xhaka in the European League final

Bayer captain Granit Xhaka had a humorous reaction when asked about the team's composure ahead of the Europa League final.

The midfielder was asked why Bayer Leverkusen's players were not worried.

Granit Xhaka at Bayer Leverkusen ||  Credit: imago

Granit Xhaka at Bayer Leverkusen || Credit: imago

According to CentreGoals on XThe former Arsenal star said: “We drink blood every morning, and we no longer feel it.”

Interestingly, the Bayer coach announced in the pre-match press conference that he can count on every member of his team because there are no injuries on the roster at this time.

However, he surprised many when it was announced that Matej Kovar would replace Lukas Hradecky in goal.

The Europa League final between Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen will take place in Dublin, Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday 22nd May starting at 8:00pm.



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