Bayer Leverkusen: New signing gets started: Mbamba starts with a 5-0 win | Sports

On Sunday, Noah Mbamba (18) watched his new teammates beat Copenhagen 1-0.

The new winter signing from Bruges was allowed to play for the Werkself for the first time on Monday afternoon. And in a game with the pros, against their own U19.

Mbamba played alongside Kerem Demirbay on double six. His team won 5-0 with goals from Demirbay, Zidan Sertdemir, Amine Adli, Karim Bellarabi, Sardar Azmoun (foulelfer). The internal training game with a team of referees lasted 2 x 30 minutes.

Coach Xabi Alonso (center) gives instructions to Noah Mbamba (r.)

Photo: Neil Baynes/Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Compared to the U19 players, Mbamba (1.87 meters) was particularly noticeable because of his physical presence.

Xabi Alonso wants to wait and see whether Mbamba can quickly become a topic for the matchday squad. “He’s only 18 years old, didn’t have any competitive games until December,” says Leverkusen’s coach, but lets it be known: “If someone is good enough, then…”



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