Leverkusen sends a message to Bayern amidst the festivities

Sports director Fernando Carro of Bayer Leverkusen is warning Bayern Munich that his club will not rest on its laurels after this outstanding season, in which they won both the league title and the German Cup.

Leverkusen sends a message to Bayern amidst the festivities
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"We are all very happy and now want to stay at this level," the executive announced in an interview with Kicker. "We will do everything we can to achieve this. The goal is clear: to retain the top position. Of course, Bayern has traditionally been the strongest team in Germany. Next season, we want to at least compete with them."

In a commentary, Kicker writes that this Leverkusen team must be considered one of the strongest German teams ever. "Xabi Alonso's team secured the German double without a single defeat. That has never happened before. Next season, Leverkusen will also strive for the maximum. The hunger for success is too great. Alonso won't allow anything else. He has instilled his winning gene in his players."

The German media are celebrating after the final, which Leverkusen won without too much trouble despite an early red card for Odilon Kossounou, with headlines such as "historic" and "dream season." This is completely justified, as Leverkusen is only the fifth club to achieve the double in Germany. This is especially remarkable for a club that had only won two trophies in its entire history before this season. The lost Europa League final against Atalanta does not diminish this achievement.

Leverkusen's rise under Xabi Alonso has been nothing short of spectacular. The Spanish manager, a former world-class midfielder, has transformed the team with his tactical acumen and leadership. His ability to adapt and make strategic decisions under pressure has been pivotal in Leverkusen's success. The team's defense has been rock-solid, and their attacking play has been both dynamic and effective, making them a formidable opponent for any team.

The fans are ecstatic, filling the streets in celebration and expressing their pride in the team's accomplishments. Social media is abuzz with praise for Alonso and his players, with many highlighting the significance of their achievements in the context of the club's history. The unity and determination displayed by the team have been a source of inspiration, and there is a strong sense of optimism about what the future holds.

Looking ahead, Leverkusen's management is focused on maintaining the momentum. They are already planning for the next season, aiming to strengthen the squad further to ensure they can compete at the highest level both domestically and in Europe. The club's success has also increased its attractiveness to potential new signings, as players are eager to join a team on the rise with a clear vision for success.

In conclusion, Bayer Leverkusen's remarkable season, culminating in winning the double, has set a new standard for the club. The leadership of Xabi Alonso, combined with the players' dedication and hard work, has created a winning formula that fans and pundits alike hope will continue to bring success in the coming years. The challenge now is to build on this foundation and continue to challenge the dominance of Bayern Munich in German football.