Voller: Things have to change
Bayer Leverkusen's director of sport Rudi Voller has demanded changes after yesterday's 3-0 defeat at home to Nurnberg.
Voller actually appeared to welcome the defeat, which he claims merely confirmed that things are not right at the club.
"We cannot and certainly must not be satisfied with just 26 points in the first half of the season," he said.
"We could see all season that something was not right and small successes and the recent run of six games without defeat just hid that. If we had beaten Nurnberg, then maybe things would have just gone on as they were.
"The only positive from such a performance is that we can no longer just sweep things under the carpet, but now we have to discuss things seriously in our training camp."
Leverkusen will travel to Portugal in the new year to prepare for the restart of the Bundesliga and an upcoming UEFA Champions League clash with Barcelona. But it is going to be a difficult few weeks until then for coach Robin Dutt.
"We will now lick our wounds and then, after Christmas, we will lay everything out on the table," Voller added. "It was very disappointing. You can at least try, but you could not see any of that with some of our players.
"It was a mental problem after the Champions League draw. Some of our players were clearly thinking about Barcelona and not Nurnberg, even though we had warned about this in advance. Clearly our warning was not heard."