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RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann lauds Werner progress after hat-trick in Mainz thrashing

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann insists Timo Werner has added even more to his game.

The Germany international fired three past Mainz in a 5-0 win for Leipzig on Sunday.

The likes of Liverpool and Manchester United will have been licking their lips watching the 24-year-old, who Nagelsmann says has improved himself this season.

"Timo now has a good sense not only of letting himself attack on the wing, but also of going into the No. 10's position," Nagelsmann said after the Mainz win.

"Coupled with his speed, this makes him more variable and more difficult for his opponents to get to grips with him."

On the result, which saw Leipzig jump to third on the Bundesliga table, Nagelsmann was delighted.

He added: "We cleared things up relatively quickly. It was a very confident performance against Mainz.

"I really liked not only the result, but also the way it occurred here."

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