Leipzig boss: We didn’t miss Timo Werner

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Timo Werner had to give up his Champions League dreams with RB Leipzig, as he chose to sign up for the Blues before the restart of the Champions League, following the coronavirus-induced break from football.

Werner last featured in the Champions League when Leipzig sent Tottenham packing from the competition in the round of 16.

The German side has been a surprise package in the competition, and they have now made their way to the semi-finals, after beating Atletico Madrid 2-1 in the quarter-finals.

Leipzig achieved this feat without their fearsome striker Timo Werner, who has since joined Chelsea, and Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann, has even insisted that Werner wasn’t missed against Atletico, as he wouldn’t have been able to perform in such a game.

“Atletico wouldn’t have been the best opponents for Timo Werner because there is not a lot of space behind the defensive line,” he said after the match.

“That’s why we played with three offensive midfielders to create the space.”

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