Xabi Alonso Hails Boniface, Leverkusen Needed Him Back From Injury


Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface made his return to action for 25 minutes and impressed as Bayer Leverkusen cruised to the DFB Pokal final with a comfortable 4-0 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf at the BayArena..

Boniface’s comeback is a huge boost for Leverkusen in such a crucial part of the season, three months after he picked up an abductor injury while on pre-AFCON 2023 duty for Nigeria.

Xavi Alonso didn’t hide his delight in the development while speaking after the game.

” I am happy and proud of the team. We showed a serious performance and controlled the game. We didn’t want any surprises. We can celebrate that we are heading back to Berlin after four years.”

“It was special for Boniface after three months out. He worked hard to get back on the pitch. He wanted to enjoy it with the players. We needed him back.”

“It’s special to go to Berlin. We know the Pokal is important and we are expecting great support from our fans. We now have other targets. The last game of the season being a Final show we have had a good season.”