Werner – his thinking during goal move vs Man City and hope for final

Assists assessed

Though on average the most central of the attackers, Werner was typically mobile with his positioning and runs. His nine assists for the season now almost match his 10 goals.

‘When you don’t score you have to help the team with a lot of things and at the moment I help the team with assists,’ he says. ‘It is not my main target, but I could help with a good assist to win the game so I am very happy with that and I am not the type of guy who only wants to score. I want to win the games and when I assist and at the end help the team like this then it is also very good.

‘It was much harder than maybe when you play against other teams, because City is one of the best teams in Europe. It is not a bigger win but it is for us to see that we can match up with the best teams in Europe, that is why we are in the semi-finals of the Champions League and that is why we are in the final of the FA Cup, so we are on a good trip to try to win two titles.

‘At the end it is a great season when you win a title so we are not finished yet. We have to play the semi-final and we have to play the final, and also in the league we want to come in the top four so we have a lot to do. This is a little step on our way to a title so we keep going and we can win a title at the end.’

The 25-year-old is certainly looking forward to playing his first FA Cup final in a month’s time.

‘It will be great. It is a very beautiful stadium and I had the chance to play here in front of 90,000 with the national team. It is different with an empty stadium and hopefully there will be a lot of people in the stadium.’


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