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

By Rune Gjerulff

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.


France
(4-3-3)
1Hugo Lloris (C)
2Benjamin Pavard
4Raphaël Varane
3Presnel Kimpembe
21Lucas Hernández
6Paul Pogba
13N'Golo Kanté
14Adrien Rabiot ↩90
7Antoine Griezmann
19Karim Benzema ↩89
10Kylian Mbappé
Bench
16Steve Mandanda
23Mike Maignan
8Thomas Lemar
9Olivier Giroud
11Ousmane Dembélé ↪90
20Kingsley Coman
22Wissam Ben Yedder
5Clément Lenglet
15Kurt Zouma
18Lucas Digne
25Jules Koundé
12Corentin Tolisso ↪89
Germany
(3-4-2-1)
1Manuel Neuer (C)
4Matthias Ginter ↩88
5Mats Hummels
2Antonio Rüdiger
6Joshua Kimmich
21İlkay Gündoğan
8Toni Kroos
20Robin Gosens ↩88
7Kai Havertz ↩74
25Thomas Müller
10Serge Gnabry ↩74
Bench
12Bernd Leno
22Kevin Trapp
9Kevin Volland ↪88
11Timo Werner ↪74
19Leroy Sané ↪74
3Marcel Halstenberg
15Niklas Süle
16Lukas Klostermann
24Robin Koch
26Christian Günter
17Florian Neuhaus
23Emre Can ↪88

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