Werner: Leipzig can beat big teams in Europe

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner says the Bulls are happy with a UEFA Champions League draw which includes Monaco, Porto and Besiktas, as they're confident against any side.

The outfit from Leipzig enjoyed a superb debut Bundesliga season in 2016/17, with Ralph Hasenhuttl's men finishing second behind champions FC Bayern München. As a result, the club were drawn in Group G of Europe's most prestigious club competition.

As such, Werner, who scored 21 goals in 32 appearances in the last campaign, is optimistic his team can do well in Europe in 2017/18. He told the Bundesliga's official website, "We're happy not to have drawn some of the favourites for the competition.

"On the other hand, playing a team like Real Madrid or Barcelona in the Bernabeu or Camp Nou, being there not just as a tourist but as a player, would be an absolute highlight.

The German international added of their Group G opponents, "Istanbul's (Besiktas' home) a very nice city, and the atmosphere in the stadium is great. Deafening. The same goes for Porto and their fans, or so I've been told.

"And Monaco played brilliantly in the Champions League last season and also won their league ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, so that tells you something about them. We have to concentrate on our home games.

"We've become something of a power at home, even against Bayern Munich they could only edge us by a goal (Bayern beat Leipzig 5-4 in a thriller last May). We can beat big teams at home!"

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