Bayer Leverkusen’s captain had some serious this season as usual. He can’t play against RB Leipzig too because of his injury. Lars Bender is determine to play in Russia against CSKA Moscow in their fifth Uefa Champions League match.
According to Goal, Bender is still optimistic about his future at Bayer Leverkusen and even Die Mannschaft.
The national team is my main goal. I am 27 years old now and it is still young enough. I want to return to Die Mannschaft. I have already played at a Euro Championship and I want to be at the next World Cup: It would be a dream. I'm a fighter, I'll come back!