31 May

‘Turbo’ Werner is Leipzig’s lethal goal machine set to mow down Spurs

first_imgMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSo the early stages of the Champions League last 16 clash in north London could be vital.What Tottenham cannot afford to do is give up space, especially on the turnover.They have to be wary, because Leipzig are so good at turning defence into counter-attack very quickly and then taking full advantage.Tottenham vs RB Leipzig FREE – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Champions League clash TOTTENHAM need to be careful not to be mowed down by Timo ‘Turbo’ Werner tonight.Another team in Leipzig may be called Lokomotive, but it is Julian Nagelsmann’s side who can really motor.22 Werner scoring one of his 20 Bundesliga goals this season, against Borussia DortmundCredit: Getty – ContributorLiverpool target Werner is the second top scorer in the Bundesliga with 20 goals in 22 games and in Germany he is nicknamed ‘Turbo’ Timo, because he is so quick.The worry for Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is his Serge Aurier often plays like a right-winger and leaves a lot of space behind him.And Leipzig are one of the top counter-attacking teams around.Tottenham cannot afford to have big gaps as Werner will look to exploit them and get in behind Aurier.It is something they have to be very careful with.As Tottenham are at home, the onus is on them to try to take something to Leipzig.But that does not mean Mourinho will not set them up as the away team to a certain extent. He will know all about the threat of Werner and Leipzig.GOAL MACHINEOnly Bayern and Dortmund have scored more than them in the Bundesliga and they have failed to hit the target only twice in the German top flight this campaign.They have a great away record in the league as well, with just two defeats from 11.Recently, they have been playing a 3-4-3, which really suits Angelino, who has come in from Manchester City at left wing-back.They can also play a 4-2-2-2, which worked really well for them under Ralph Hasenhuttl, who is now at Southampton.And they are fast starters. Because of their style of play, when they grab a goal, they do tend to go on and dominate.In the Bundesliga this season, they have scored first 11 times, winning ten and drawing one.last_img read more