German Football Legend Lothar Matthaus Praises Nigerian Striker Victor Boniface

German Football Legend Lothar Matthaus Praises Nigerian Striker Victor Boniface


Lothar Matthaus, the legendary German footballer with the most international caps and a Ballon d’Or winner in 1990, has showered praise on Nigerian striker Victor Boniface.

He expressed his admiration for Boniface, likening him to a player he would be willing to travel from Germany to Belgium to watch.

Surprise at Delayed Bundesliga Move: Matthaus’s Comments on Boniface Matthaus, who boasts an astonishing 150 appearances for Germany (83 of which were for West Germany) over a remarkable 20-year career, expressed his astonishment that a German Bundesliga club didn’t secure the services of Victor Boniface sooner.

Boniface’s Impressive Performances: Fantastic Start at Bayer Leverkusen Victor Boniface’s journey in the Bundesliga began when he joined Bayer Leverkusen from Belgian club Union Saint-Gilloise in the previous summer’s transfer window.

His arrival has made an immediate impact, as he has showcased impressive form with six goals and two assists in just five Bundesliga games.

These stellar statistics earned him the prestigious Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month awards for August.

Season’s Standout Transfer With 11 goal contributions in his initial seven appearances across all competitions, Victor Boniface has arguably emerged as one of the standout transfers of the season.

His swift adaptation to German football and consistent performance have caught the attention of fans and experts alike.

Matthaus’s Perspective on Boniface:

Incomprehension at Delayed Recognition Lothar Matthaus, at the age of 62, expressed his bewilderment at the fact that Victor Boniface had not been signed by a German club earlier in his career, considering his talent and current form.

Matthaus himself has had an illustrious football career and understands the game at the highest level.

Praise for Bayer Leverkusen:

Congratulations to Leverkusen Matthaus offered his congratulations to Bayer Leverkusen for securing Victor Boniface’s services.

However, he also critiqued the scouting departments of other Bundesliga clubs for not recognizing the player’s potential earlier.

Concerns Addressed:

Overcoming Injury History Victor Boniface had faced concerns due to past cruciate ligament injuries.

Matthaus acknowledged these concerns but noted that after seeing the player perform several times, he was convinced of Boniface’s exceptional talent and potential.

Matthaus’s High Regard for Boniface:

A Testament to Boniface’s Abilities Matthaus’s statement that he would “walk from Munich to Belgium for this player” serves as a testament to Victor Boniface’s remarkable abilities and the impact he has made since his €20.5 million move to Bayer Leverkusen just two months ago.

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