Werner finds it hard to play in Premier League, says RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann said he had a conversation with Timo Werner about the “tougher” Premier League competition compared to Bundesliga.

Despite having to wait until his fifth Premier League to score his first league goal for the Blues, Werner has had a fairly good start of the season.

So far, the 24-year-old has bagged four goals in all competitions for Chelsea, including his Champions League goal in the 4-0 win over Krasnodar on Wednesday.

But apparently, Werner told his former manager at Leipzig Nagelsmann that he has not found it as easy in the Premier League.

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Nagelsmann told the reporters in his press conference prior to the Manchester United game (via the Metro): “I’ve never been a manager or a player in the Premier League, so I could not compare it in detail to the Bundesliga.

“But when I watch games of the Premier League I recognise that it’s a very tough and good league.

“I talked to Timo Werner as well, he told me that it’s hard to play against teams in the Premier League – a bit harder, sometimes, than to play against teams in the Bundesliga.

“So perhaps it’s one of the best leagues in the world, I think that’s clear, but perhaps it’s the best league in the world.”

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Fellow German Chelsea star Kai Havertz also said similar things about the “exhausting” Premier League.

Although to be fair, the lack of pre-season and the condensed season due to the coronavirus have not really allowed these two Bundesliga imports to have an easy adaptation period in a new league.

A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.