Germany boss defends Timo Werner decision

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Chelsea striker Timo Werner got his first goal in ten games as he netted in Germany’s 2-0 victory over Liechtenstein on Thursday.

Werner who’s yet to play for Chelsea since the arrival of Romelu Lukaku, scored the opener for Germany in their World Cup qualifying clash against Liechtenstein.

Timo Werner failed to impress the German media despite scoring the opening goal in Germany’s 2-0 win over Lichtenstein on Thursday.

It was Hansi Flick’s first game in charge as the new Germany boss, and he opted to deploy Werner for his first game and he played as a No.9.

Werner only had 18 touches against Liechtenstein despite playing the entire 90 minutes. However, Kai Havertz who came in as a second half sub on the hour mark had 42 touches.

Werner was criticised for his performance, but Flick defended him after the game and also former Manchester City star Leroy Sane who has been struggling as well.

“They [Werner and Sane] have already shown what quality they have,” the former Bayern Munich manager said in his post-match press conference (via DFB’s official website).

“Timo had excellent runs, always tried to break away. It was difficult to get the ball through against such a tight defence.”

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