Bundesliga - Voller: Ballack perfect for Leverkusen

Eurosport - Sun, 27 Jun 11:25:00 2010

Bayer Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voller has hailed the signing of Michael Ballack and insists the Germany captain can bring success back to the club.

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Ballack, who is ruled out of Germany's World Cup campaign through injury, played for Leverkusen between 1999 and 2002 and was signed back by the club from Chelsea earlier this week.

Leverkusen, Champions League finalists in 2002, finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season despite topping the table for two thirds of the campaign but Voller is now optimistic about his side's chances of glory this term.

"We were just lacking something and I think that Michael is that," he told the Sonntags-Express newspaper.

"Ballack should be a reference point in the team. He is the ultimate lead figure."


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