Mainz 05 - RB Leipzig

Germany: Bundesliga
Mainz 05
RB Leipzig T. Werner (11), Y. Poulsen (23), M. Sabitzer (36), T. Werner (48), T. Werner (75)

Julian Nagelsmann hails hat-trick hero Timo Werner after Mainz victory

By Rune Gjerulff

Timo Werner's clever positioning makes him hard to defend against, says RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.

Timo Werner and Julian Nagelsmann.
Timo Werner and Julian Nagelsmann.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann praised Timo Werner for his movement on the pitch after the striker scored a hat-trick in Sunday's 5-0 win away at Mainz.

"Timo Werner has a good instinct not just to stay out on the wing, but come into a central position. Along with his speed, this makes him very difficult to defend against," Nagelsmann said after the game.

Werner, who has now scored 24 league goals this season, was delighted to take a step towards Champions League qualification.

"We played very well from the first minute and kept them under pressure for the whole game. We were determined to secure three important points as we look to qualify for the Champions League," the German international said.

RB Leipzig sit third in the Bundesliga table, seven points behind league leaders Bayern München.

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