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Stefan Effenberg:
Timo Werner is letting RB Leipzig down

By Rune Gjerulff

Timo Werner has let RB Leipzig down with his decision to join Chelsea before the resumption of the Champions League, argues Stefan Effenberg.

Timo Werner.
Timo Werner.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Former German international Stefan Effenberg can't understand why Timo Werner has opted to miss out on the Champions League restart with RB Leipzig to join Chelsea.


Chelsea announced on Thursday that Werner will be making the move to London in July, which means that RB Leipzig will have to do without the German international for their Champions League quarter-final in August.

"I don't understand why Timo Werner has chosen to miss the rest of the Champions League campaign to join Chelsea. We're talking about a Champions League quarter-final. You don't just through such an opportunity away," Effenbert wrote in a column for Sport1 and added:

"Not only is he missing out on a great opportunity, to a certain extend he's also letting down his teammates, with whom he has achieved this."

Chelsea paid a reported €53 million to activate the release clause in Werner's contract with RB Leipzig.


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