20 goals and 6 cooking in 18 cycles are enough to bounce to the headlines of every player • Add a phrase like "The Premier League Most Interesting of All," and you'll understand why Leipzig striker Timo Werner also captured the top Google search
Werner. Player of the month for two months now
Few footballers are currently in the headlines more than Timo Werner. Rabbi Leipzig's pioneer and Germany's team expressed their doubts about the Premier League, saying in an interview with "Child": "This is definitely the most interesting league of all, very fun to watch and probably play it", and since then you can not get his name from the top of Google search.
The amount of news about him is tremendous - between Chelsea's court question, or the likelihood of him moving to Liverpool this summer and even the prospect of replacing Luis Suares in Barcelona - and the phenomenon can certainly be understood. At the age of 23, with 20 Bundesliga gates, six cookbooks and a € 60m release clause, Werner is one of the rising stocks in European football.
Some might say he was already like that. In the 2016/17 season, then 19, the striker from Stuttgart scored 21 goals, leading RB Leipzig to second place in the standings and to the Champions League home stage for the first time in its history. He also provided impressive displays in the national team uniform, especially in the 2017 Confederations Cup where he scored three goals and was a major screw in the German win. Werner then donated quite a few expats, but for a variety of reasons remained at the club, despite Bayern Munich and others courting him. The following two seasons cooled the enthusiasm, having scored 13 goals and 16 in the first, but everything changed this season.
"It's much less predictable"
One of the main reasons why Warner is the hot commodity on the market today is Julian Nagelsman. The young coach coming from Hoffenheim took the striker out of his comfort zone, shifting him backwards and forwards. "I've been much more restless since Wrestling came," Werner admitted in an interview to the Bundesliga website. "I've played a lot of positions this season, not just striker or winger, but also number 10 and really as an offensive midfielder."
Evidently, we can see the change in the amount of Werner's cooking, which today stands at seven - the same amount as in each of the previous two seasons.
Werner celebrates gate // Photo: AP
"You have to stop thinking I'm the main expat supplier of the team," he recently explained to commentators. "I want to help my teammates just as much as they help me." It's not just talk. This equation could be well seen in Leipzig's 0: 8 on Mainz in early November. Werner captured three, which surprised no one, but he also added three. "He used to cling to the left wing and wait for an outburst," his coach Nagelsman analyzed.
Player of the month for two months now
What is still unexpected is the stability that Warner has shown this season. A player who has often disappeared, the striker became the winner of the Bundesliga Player of the Month in November and December. Much thanks to Leipzig (who will meet Eintracht Frankfurt tomorrow) leading the table with a four-point lead over Bayern Munich, is in the eighth Champions League final and has the best attack in the Bundesliga.
His cooperation with the offensive players is excellent, he looks sharp in front of the goal, and not by chance the Premier League teams are chasing him. They know what everyone knows: Timo Werner is a passionate share, and it's very useful to put his hands on him while helping Leipzig spread his wings.