Hasenhuttl signed Werner in his first season at RB Leipzig and the striker has gone on to score 92 goals in 155 games for the club, earning his switch to the Premier League.
Ralph Hasenhuttl signed Timo Werner at RB Leipzig (Picture: Getty Images) ‘He sometimes needs a shoulder to lean on, or a little more encouragement but what I’ve always liked about him is that he scores goals that nobody else scores.
‘Give him a bit of space and it’s hard to stop him. He has so many qualities that will always put him above others.’ After enjoying a successful spell together, this is not the first time the Saints boss has praised Werner, telling beIN Sport earlier this month that Werner was good enough to play for any club in Europe.
‘I had the honor to work with him for two years, it was a fantastic time especially the first year he had a fantastic season I think he scored 24 goals in the season for me,’ said the Austrian. ‘He’s so hard to stop because he’s so quick with a very good finish. These are the strengths that everyone knows.
‘I think also now he is developing his qualities with his back to the goal and playing football with the team.” ‘I think he has made his next step in his development and becoming more and more complete and very good football player and I think he’s absolutely a strength for any team in Europe.’