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Werner remains an integral part of the squad

By Rune Gjerulff

Timo Werner remains an important player for Germany despite not featuring in Saturday's 2-0 win over Belarus, says interim coach Marcus Sorg.

Timo Werner.
Timo Werner.Photo: Эдгар Брещанов/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0

Timo Werner didn't get to feature in Germany's 2-0 win over Belarus on Saturday, but that doesn't mean he isn't considered an important player, says interim coach Marcus Sorg.

"Just because he isn't playing from the start at the moment, it doesn't change that he is and remains an integral part of the squad. Timo is still young and has already accomplished a lot," Sorg told reporters at a press conference ahead of Tuesday's game against Estonia.

"We're in a phase of transition, so it's important to have good stability on the one hand and to give the players the feeling that they will be rewarded for good performances on the other hand. We just have a lot of very good players here," Sorg said when he was asked why Werner and Kai Havertz didn't play against Belarus.

Sorg also said he's expecting to make a few changes for the game on Tuesday.

"We won't force wholesale changes as we want a certain amount of stability and familiarity. We will make a couple of changes, but Manuel Neuer will continue in goal," he said, as quoted by the German Football Association.

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