Werner warns Germany camp about 'important' Chelsea teammate ahead of Euro clash
Timo Werner has described Chelsea teammate N’Golo Kante as an “asset” for any team he plays for ahead of the clash between Germany and France in the Euro 2020 Group F opener on Tuesday.
Kante is someone any player would appreciate having in their team thanks to his incredible work rate.
But it is not only for the defenders, as Kai Havertz previously explained how Kante’s presence given Chelsea attackers the freedom to express themselves without having to worry about losing the ball.
“You can make a lot of mistakes because he always wins the ball back,” Havertz told the reporters (via Goal) last week.
But for Havertz, Werner, and Antonio Rudiger, instead of a reliable teammate, Kante could be a nuisance when Germany face France on Tuesday.
Werner might have already warned his teammates about what Kante is capable of.
“His biggest strength is his modesty, which is why everyone likes him around the world,” the 25-year-old said during his Germany press conference on Saturday.
“He always gets stuck in, marks opponents closely, and is an asset for any team he plays for.
“The way he wins back possession to start counters is really important for us at Chelsea.”
Although, to be fair, Werner and Havertz would also have plenty of support from incredible German midfielders such as Toni Kroos, Ilkay Gundogan, or even perhaps Joshua Kimmich (if he plays in midfield).
Bringing ‘Premier League’ physicality to national team
Having spent a season at Chelsea, Werner is hoping that he can bring what he has learned from the Premier League to the national team.
“Football is played differently in the Premier League compared to the Bundesliga,” he added.
“If I can bring that physical side of the game with me that I’ve learnt in England, I can help the national side too.”