- Jun 2, 2008
The German league is also very hospitable to counter attaacking teams. Outside of the top 6 sides I am often baffled at what clubs are doing defensively. If you watch a highlights package it is amazing how many times Sancho, Werner and Gnabry get clear runs on goal from the halfway line, I mean literally not a single other player near them. Then you look at the score and it's 0-0 - why are teams defending like that?If you delve down into the stats a bit deeper they start to explain the disparity between his performances and his numbers.
Yeah, his top line stats are good, but so are plenty of Leipzig's players if you adjust them for minutes played and penalties. Leipzig play very attacking football and Werner is given more freedom than anyone. He leads the top 5 leagues in offsides but is towards the bottom of the Bundesliga in 'duels contested', which gives you an idea of the freedom Nagelsmann allows him.
The bottom half of the Bundesliga are probably mid-Championship level at most, so goalscoring stats are skewed badly.