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Timo Werner: 'Great players must leave RB Leipzig to become world class'

Werner hints at RB Leipzig departure
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RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner claims that great players cannot become truly world class at the Bundesliga club and must leave to fulfil their potential.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has suggested that players cannot become world class at the Bundesliga club and must leave to fulfil their potential.

The 22-year-old netted 13 times in the Bundesliga last term, helping the Red Bulls to a second consecutive season of European football.

As a result, Werner has made the provisional Germany World Cup squad and has been linked with the likes of Manchester United.

"To become a world-class player, I'll probably have to play in an even better team at club level," Werner told Goal.com. "I still have four or five years to learn, and then to become world class.

"I want to be honest, Naby Keita has not become world class with us either, he may now be with Liverpool. To become world class, you have to play big games, such as the final or semi-final of the Champions League."

Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has scored 44 goals in 72 appearances.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund18143145182745
2Bayern Munich18123339192039
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach18113437181936
4RB Leipzig1894531181331
5Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1893637241330
6Wolfsburg188462824428
7Hertha Berlin187652928127
8Hoffenheim186753326725
9Werder Bremen187472929025
10Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen187382630-424
11Mainz 05186662024-424
12Schalke 04Schalke186392225-321
13Freiburg185672228-621
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf186392134-1321
15Augsburg183692631-515
16Stuttgart1842121438-2414
17Hannover1825111736-1911
18Nuremberg1825111541-2611

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