Nurnberg’s Wiesinger: Kiyotake is our ‘creative nerve-centre’

FC Nurnberg manager Michael Wiesinger has heaped praise on Hiroshi Kiyotake ahead of this weekend’s Bundesliga clash with Bayern Munich.

The 23-year old Japan international produced a stunning late free-kick to give Nurnberg a share of the points at home against Hertha Berlin last week but it is his creativity in midfield that has Wiesinger blushing with pride.

"He's our creative nerve-centre, we need him," he told Bundesliga.com.

"Kiyo has committed to us and he's enjoying himself at 1. FC Nurnberg. He had time to switch off over the summer and now he's fully charged up again."

Kiyotake joined Nurnberg from Cerezo Osaka in the summer of 2012 and has since made 35 appearances for Der Club, scoring five goals and providing 11 assists.

 
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