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Timo Werner to step up in absence of Leroy Sane

The German side will be facing familiar foes when they meet the Dutch side in their 5th match in the Euro 2020 qualifiers. One of the main issues faced by Joachim Low’s German side is the absence of winger Leroy Sane, who will miss the game due to an injury. Sane unfortunately tore his knee ligaments during his match for Manchester City against Liverpool, last month. 

Sane is one of the many players injured on the German side. Other players who are inured include key members of the team such as Thilo Kehrer and Julian Draxler. Sane has been in great form for the German side and has even scored 2 goals against the Netherlands in their last 3 meetings. Yet, the German side is optimistic for a positive result in Hamburg as the RB Leipzig in form striker Timo Werner will be replacing the injured Sane. Werner has had a great start to the league season, being on the score sheet for his club 5 times in three matches. 

Timo Werner to step up in absence of Leroy Sane
Timo Werner to step up in absence of Leroy Sane

Werner is looking to establish his position in the starting 11 of the German side. Previously he started on the bench but he is ready to set his mark as he is expected to take on Sane’s role. Werner has stated in the press that he wishes to play with the same level of performance as he does in his club.

Germany is currently in the second position in Group C of the Euro 2020 qualifiers and hope to go to the top of the table with a win against the Dutch side. Germany had a disastrous campaign in the 2018 FIFA World cup last year, with the side not even being able to reach the last 16. They are looking to overcome that by having a successful Euro 2020 campaign. 

The Dutch coach, on the other hand, is of the opinion that the match against their old rivals is not of the highest importance since it is only their 3rd match in the group and they still have matches to be played with Estonia, Belarus and also Northern Ireland. 

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