Southampton boss admits marking Werner will be difficult, but vows to stop him

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Timo Werner got a goal for Germany while on international duty, as he scored in their 3-3 Nations League draw with Switzerland.

Werner, who’s yet to get his first Premier League goal, will be hoping to do so against Southampton, and the Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, know him very well from their time at RB Leipzig.

Werner performed very well well for Leipzig, and Ralph Hasenhuttl, is backing him to do same for Chelsea. However, the Austrian has vowed that his team will do their best to ensure that Werner doesn’t score on Saturday.

“I know this player very well. I had two fantastic years with him. We brought him in from Stuttgart for small money, if you want, because we knew the game we played in Leipzig was perfect for him,” said Hasenhuttl ahead of the game.

“The first year was amazing. He scored massive goals, I think it was 24 in the first season in the Bundesliga and we were vice-champions (runners-up).

“It was a fantastic year, we both enjoyed it a lot. I have worked with a lot of players in my entire managing career – he is definitely one of the quickest I’ve ever worked with.

“He is really hard to defend, he has a fantastic finish. In the second year, it delivered more problems with some injuries.

“He is getting a more complete striker now, a better package. He learned a lot last season and is a fantastic signing for Chelsea.

“He’s only happy when he scores. Hopefully he’s unhappy after the game – we will do everything to keep him unhappy.”

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