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Timo Werner does not want to be the messiah at RB Leipzig: clear goal

DTimo Werner had a smile on his side right away. “Thank God I didn’t have to sing, I was spared that,” said the national soccer player this Wednesday at his presentation at RB Leipzig on the initiation ritual in the new, old team circle. Instead, he had to walk through an alley and got a slap on the back of the head from everyone.

The 26-year-old seemed relieved that the move from Chelsea FC back to his oasis of well-being in Leipzig was so quick and apparently uncomplicated for around 20 million euros plus bonuses. “It’s nice to be back,” said Werner after the hectic past few days.

Werner: “It’s important for Flick that I play”

Werner seems to have matured over the two years in London but hasn’t lost his feet on the ground despite earning millions of pounds on the island. He does not see himself as a savior, as numerous fans celebrate him on social media after his change became known. “The fans have always supported me in the tough times that were also in Leipzig. That’s why I’m happy to be able to play in front of them again – but not as Messiah, but as Timo Werner,” said the most successful RB scorer in the Bundesliga to date.

He thinks he can fit into the changed Leipzig game. He had already discussed this with coach Domenico Tedesco when the change became more concrete. “I know the coaching staff a little bit from my time in Stuttgart. Of course, the coach is the most important part for a player. We spoke about what he expects, what the club expects, what I expect. I think we were both very impressed,” said Werner, who also received support from national coach Hansi Flick when it came to returning.

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