Timo Werner became the hero of the night as Germany beat Ukraine 3-1 to claim top spot in Group 4 of the A League in the Nations League. The Chelsea striker told reporters after the game how delighted he was to be able to score two goals in Leipzig, the city where he developed into on of Europe’s best strikers. Werner also insisted that the Germans are getting better ahead of the 2021 European Championship.
“My first goal was really simple because the assist from Leon [Goretzka] was very, very good,” Werner told DFB.de. “To score two goals here in Leipzig, where I had four great years, is a great feeling. I always enjoy returning to Leipzig. It’s a shame that we couldn’t have any fans in here. Overall, it was a good performance. Our form is picking up and going forward things are looking pretty good. We’re also getting more solid at the back. We are working hard so that we can have a good Euros next year.”
Germany boss Joachim Low also expressed his delight at the win. “That wasn’t an easy game for us. Everyone saw that Ukraine can play,” he said. “In the first half, we set a high tempo and had the game under control, in the second we weren’t quite so determined and lost the ball a few times. Overall, I think we can be satisfied. We had to replace a few players, but we were still able to find our rhythm. We brought tempo and a threat to the game with our three quick forwards, who kept our opponents busy all game.”