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Flick encouraged me to return to Leipzig: Werner

In his first press conference since re-joining with the German Cup winners, Werner said on Wednesday afternoon he discussed the idea with Flick while still at Chelsea. The former Bayern Munich manager saying he needed players "who are in rhythm" in Qatar a reference to Werner's lack of game time at Chelsea. "He (Flick) told me I should do what feels comfortable. He thought the idea of return to Leipzig was very good."

Werner cited a desire to play in Qatar as a major reason for his return to the Bundesliga, saying he "did not have enough playing time" at Stamford Bridge.  

Werner laughed when asked if the 'Messiah of Leipzig' was returning, saying he was returning "not as a messiah, but as Timo Werner." He lauded his new side's "huge quality", telling reporters "this is the best squad Leipzig has ever had".

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