Yesterday (November 13), RB Leipzig had a 3-1 victory over Freiburg, helping the team rise to 4th place on the Bundesliga rankings with 23 points after 7 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. Leipzig midfielder Xavi Simons shined with the opening goal in the 6th minute and 1 assist in this match. According to Opta, Simons became the first player to score and assist in four different matches in the Bundesliga.
Not only that, currently No player in Europe’s top five leagues has more assists than Simons with 7 times and 2 more assists to equal his best achievement of 9 goal contributions when he was playing at PSV last season. According to Transfermarkt, the Leipzig midfielder is being valued at up to 70 million euros, a huge amount of money for a young player in his early 20s but it represents exactly what Simons is achieving.
The signing of Simons is a great success for RB Leipzig. The 20-year-old midfielder’s versatility contributes a lot to the team’s overall playing style as Simons can play well on both the right wing as well as the central midfielder position even though his forte is the left winger. .
From being a replacement for the departing Christopher Nkunku, Simons has quickly become a fan favorite at Leipzig.
Tuan Tu | 17:54 November 14, 2023