Ahead of Leipzig’s matchday-15 away clash with Fortuna Dusseldorf today (Saturday) at the Merkur Spiel Arena, the 23 year old Werner fields questions touching on his impressive career so far, especially about how it feels being the youngest player to reach 200 Bundesliga games mark.
Werner, what type of a coach is Julian Nagelsmann?
“He’s a very relaxed guy whom you can talk to about football and other things really well. You can joke around
with him too. He’s also very chilled out. That’s suited us very well and I think his footballing ideas fit in well. He’s very good for our young team and play style.”
Are you proud of being the youngest player to reach 200 Bundesliga games?
“To have so many Bundesliga games under my belt at such a young age is of course something special. When you get
to 23, you realise just how long you’ve played in the Bundesliga. I think it’s my seventh season now. When I think about it, it’s been a nice experience, even though it’s gone so quickly. At 23, I’ve still got a few years ahead of
me of course, but you notice how quickly time flies.”
Is the German championship one of Werner’s dreams or goals?
“I think there’s nothing better in Germany than becoming German champions. That’s the final stage. That might not
be the case for clubs like Dortmund or Bayern, but for another club it’s something special, as you’ve proven
you’ve beaten the two best clubs in Germany and done that for a whole year. Of course, it’s a dream in Germany to
become German champions.”
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