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Werner lauds Benzema as one of the best strikers in the world

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Timo Werner has found praise for Karim Benzema before Germany's encounter with France.
Timo Werner.
Timo Werner.Photo: Эдгар Брещанов/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0
Germany forward Timo Werner has hailed Karim Benzema as one of the best strikers in the world.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Germany's Euro 2020 clash with Benzema and France, Werner said:

"Benzema is one of the best No 9s in the world. The trio Benzema-Griezmann-Mbappe, if they play together like that, is of course extremely dangerous and world-class.

"Of course you learn something from a striker like Benzema. Just because he has achieved a lot, but also because of his quality. For me, he is incredible with the ball, the way he dribbles, the way he moves, the way he finishes.

"I think he's like Roberto Firmino at Liverpool, getting the ball early, distributing and still being quick with his qualities in the penalty area. With Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo, he forms the top three centre-forwards for me."

Werner also addressed his current role in the German team.

"At the moment, I'm outside the starting eleven, but I'm not the player who sits in the stands and sulks. You make yourself available for the team. Of course, I hope that I get playing time," said the Chelsea striker.

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