Herrlich: Leverkusen don’t rely on one player

New Bayer 04 Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich believes the club don't rely upon any one player for success, and he expects the entire squad to contribute.

There has been speculation about the future of striker Javier Hernandez, though Herrlich says he doesn't feel pressurised to keep the player as everyone plays a part.

He told the Bundesliga's official website, "I think a club like Bayer Leverkusen will never find themselves depending on just one player. Chicharito has given great performances in his two years here, but so have many others. You can only achieve success as a team.

He added that veteran striker Stefan Kiessling also had a role to play, "He sees the club as the most important thing, not himself. From the way he lives his life to his sporting prowess, he should be an absolutely top player.

"Of course, he also knows that at 33 or 34 he cannot start every game at the highest level. He can always be involved, though."

In addition, Herrlich was excited about the potential of young winger Julian Brandt, "I'm not worried about him. He'll take another step in his development and have a great season with us. He can be confident after winning the Confederations Cup with Germany."

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