Leon was forced to quarantine in Jamaica earlier this year after attending Bolt’s birthday, who later tested positive for Covid-19.

Usain Bolt is a perfect and close friend of Leon

Bayer Leverkusen striker Leon Bailey revealed his close friendship with Usain Bolt, telling Olympic star has always been close to him in good and bad times. Leon was forced to quarantine in Jamaica earlier this year after attending Bolt’s birthday, who later tested positive for Covid-19. While some have questioned Bailey’s decision to participate in the event during the pandemic, the couple’s best friendship meant the 23-year-old didn’t think twice about going. “Usain has been a perfect and close friend of mine over the years,” Bailey told reporters. “When in Jamaica, I would never refuse an invitation from him. He’s kind of a mentor to me, always by my side in good and bad days.”

 

He also recently became a father and decided to name his son Leo Cristiano, but was quick to emphasize that the choice of the name has nothing to do with the superstar duo Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Leverkusen has what it takes to fight to the title

“It has nothing to do with both stars, but with me and my name,” he said. “Leo is an abbreviation for Leon. And Leo is a lion – and I am a lion. I believe that my child also grows up with the mentality of being a fighter and a leader. And Cristiano is a great name that goes well with Leo. Being a father has changed me in many ways as a person but not the way I play football. But my son encourages me to work even harder”. Leverkusen side have won eight of their last nine games in all competitions, with Bailey himself scoring five times this season. Currently, fourth in the Bundesliga standings and within touching distance of leaders FC Bayern Munich, he said that his side has what it takes to fight for the title.

“The fact that our team started so well is due to the high quality of the players and the hunger of the team. Our mentality has changed, we are now much hungrier than last season, which was good – but we were not there at the decisive moments,” said Bailey. “Everything is possible for us. We are in a good mood, and we play well. There are no limits.”