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Watch: RB Leipzig Forward Asks To Be Subbed For Strange Reason

Arthur James O'Dea
By Arthur James O'Dea
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One of German football's most promising players did not cover himself in glory as RB Leipzig travelled to Istanbul to face Beşiktaş last night.

The Champions League equivalent of "Stoke on a wet Tuesday night in November", teams travelling to Turkey tend to be assured of one thing - a hostile, booming atmosphere.

When Manchester United famously embarked on their trip to 'hell' in 1993, Gary Neville, a player with no shortage of experience, credited the Turkish crowd with creating 'the most hostile atmosphere' he's ever witnessed.

From that same trip in '93, Roy Keane recounted being unable even to talk to the player beside you on account of the surrounding noise.


Here is where RB Leipzig's Timo Werner seemed to have the most difficulty last night.

In what was the club's first Champions League away fixture, Werner appeared visibly distressed by the constant jeering of the home support.

Having already inserted earplugs in an effort to ease this discomfort, the young German international can be seen here covering his ears with his hands.


In the end, the pressure told and Werner reportedly asked to be substituted, with Leipzig going on to lose 2-0.

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