Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez (l.) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen were held to a draw by TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 18. - © © imago / Avanti
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez (l.) and Bayer 04 Leverkusen were held to a draw by TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Matchday 18. - © © imago / Avanti
Bundesliga

Chicharito promises Leverkusen improvement

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez vowed fans will see an improved Bayer 04 Leverkusen next weekend after Die Werkself were slow out of the Rückrunde blocks.

Report: Hoffenheim 1-1 Leverkusen

Roger Schmidt's side were left frustrated by their sluggish display in a 1-1 draw at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, but the Mexico international promised Matchday 19 will not follow the same script.

"We’ll do better against Hannover next week," said 'Chicharito' after Leverkusen took a point from the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena thanks to Ömer Toprak's 75th-minute equaliser.

The hosts went ahead in the 40th minute through Jiloan Hamad, after which Hernandez was denied a goal on several occasions by an inspired performance from Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann.

'We had enough chances'

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