Bayer Leverkusen ‘have to do everything better’ says Omer Toprak [divider]
Bayer Leverkusen must perform better defensively and offensively according to team captain Ömer Toprak.
“We have to do everything better. We need to score more goals and concede fewer,” Toprak told the official Bundesliga website.
Bayer drew 2-2 against Augsburg on the weekend despite leading until the last minute of additional time.
Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz scored his first goal in professional football to rescue a point for his side.
Bayer have scored 36 times and conceded 29 goals this season in the league.
The draw saw Augsburg remain in 5th place in the Bundesliga, one place above Bayer.
Turkish internationals Ömer Toprak and Hakan Çalhanoğlu both started for Bayer while Halil Altintop started for Augsburg.
Toprak made one tackle, four interceptions and an impressive 12 clearances over the course of the game.
The Bayer captain was given a 7.82 rating by Whoscored.
Toprak has made a total of 27 appearances for the German giants this season. The 25-year-old centre-back has two goals in 23 international caps for Turkey.
Bayer take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and Freiburg at home next week.