Chelsea striker Timo Werner backs England to win Euro 2020 and wishes Gareth Southgate’s team ‘all the best’ despite Germany’s exit as he attends Austrian Grand Prix
Germany striker Timo Werner believes England can win Euro 2020 and has wished Gareth Southgate’s side ‘all the best’ for the rest of the tournament.
Werner started at Wembley as England beat Germany 2-0 in the last-16, with the Three Lions subsequently overcoming Ukraine 4-0 to progress to the semi-finals.
The Chelsea attacker, who was speaking at the Austrian Grand Prix, admitted that England were the better team against Germany and was also full of praise for their performance against Ukraine.
Germany striker Timo Werner believes that England are capable of winning Euro 2020
Werner praised England’s ‘brilliant’ performance against Ukraine and wished them luck
Asked whether England can win Euro 2020, Werner told Sky Sports: ‘Yes I think so.
‘Yesterday for sure was a brilliant game from them they were the better team in the game on Tuesday [against Germany] so they have it all what you need to win the Euros and I wish them all the best.
The 25-year-old, who is starting his holidays after Germany’s exit, was a guest of Red Bull at the Grand Prix.
Werner was mistakenly referred to as a Chelsea goalkeeper by the Sky presenter but was eagerly anticipating the race.
Prior to the race Werner backed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to succeed.
Werner said: ‘It’s my third grand prix, I went two times to Germany before and every time it is something special. To see the cars normally on TV and now to watch them from two meters away is something very special.
Werner admitted that England were the better team in the last-16 clash at Wembley this week
‘I think Max [Verstappen] will run away with it. I think Hamilton is too far away today and Max is really strong, and last weekend as well [won at same track] so I think he will win today.’
Werner also commented on the differences between football and Formula One, stating that it must be difficult for drivers to concentrate when they are constantly being spoken to.
He said: ‘I think it is something totally different to football because in football you have your own bubble two hours before the game where nobody talks to you. Here everyone is around you talking to you. It’s crazy how drivers manage, so you can learn a lot to be cool in front of a race. its a tough race.’
It was a disappointing Euro 2020 for Germany, who survived a scare against Hungary in their final group game before being eliminated by England.
Werner made three appearances at the tournament, two of which came as a substitute, but he was unable to find the net.
Having signed from RB Leipzig last year, Werner’s first season at Chelsea was a difficult one on a personal level as he scored just 12 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions.
However, he was part of the Chelsea side that won the Champions League and will be eager for further silverware in his second campaign at Stamford Bridge.