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Timo Werner:
Assists are one of my strengths

By Henrik Petersen

Timo Werner makes it clear that he has more than just goals in his locker.

Marcel Halstenberg (left), Timo Werner (middle) and Yussuf Poulsen (right).
Marcel Halstenberg (left), Timo Werner (middle) and Yussuf Poulsen (right).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Timo Werner has attracted plenty of attention for his goals this season, but the 23-year-old has chipped in with a number of assists as well.

And the 23-year-old, who has racked up 13 goals and five assists this season, believes his ability to set up teammates is going a bit under the radar.

"I think that assists are one of my strengths. You're always defined as a striker by how many goals you score, but now I play a new position under the new coach. I'm playing almost as an attacking midfielder, which means I've got to play like the others do, like Forsberg, Sabitzer, Nkunku, and get assists," Werner told Bundesliga.com and added:

"Naturally, I've got to always link it all together. We've got to get beyond this image of me being the team's goalscorer. I want to support my teammates instead. It's working well, especially when we play well together. The lads know that when they set me up, I'll happily return the favour. It's worked really well in the first games of the season."

Werner and Leipzig take on Hoffenheim later today.

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