What RB Leipzig boss said about Werner after he failed to deliver against bottom club Paderborn

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Just days after Chelsea agreed to pay Timo Werner’s £49 million release clause, the 24 year old striker failed to deliver as RB Leipzig drew 1-1 against bottom club Paderborn on Saturday.

Although, Werner provided the assist for Patrik Schick’s goal, the striker wasn’t at his best as he missed a number of good opportunities, including a great one at the end of the game.

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann revealed after the game that he doesn’t think Werner’s Chelsea links before the game affected his performance against Paderborn.

“No, it didn’t bother him,” Nagelsmann said, as quoted by Goal.

“He was very committed. He was always working out front, like [Paderborn coach] Steffen [Baumgart] said. He was on the run a lot.

“He has a total of 32 or 33 goals this season. Today he missed a few chances, but still set up Patrik’s goal. I think he would have liked to score with one of his two big chances, but that has nothing to do with the hype about his person. He has known that since he was 14.”

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