The 22-year-old RB Leipzig hit-man has been injured of late, and missed his club’s Europa League defeat away at Celtic just over a week ago, but he was definitely full-fit by kick-off this evening.
Werner was chosen in a full-strength German side, despite the country’s relegation from their Nations League group being confirmed with France’s 2-0 defeat to tonight’s opponents on Friday.
And it seems Joachim Loew’s men were intent on proving a point, after coming out of the gates with all guns blazing, and it took just nine minutes for Werner to find the back of the net in brilliant fashion:
WHAT A GOAL!
Already-relegated Germany have the lead against promotion-chasing Netherlands thanks to a wonderful Timo Werner strike.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) November 19, 2018
He might be at cash-rich Leipzig for the moment, but could Werner soon be wearing the No.9 shirt for one of European football’s super powers?