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Germany wary of ‘extremely dangerous’ France trio, admits Werner

Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann - France
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A squad filled up to the brim with talent, Les Bleus possess arguably the most potent firepower in the 24-team European tournament.

Germany are wary of the “extremely dangerous” trio of Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, and Kylian Mbappe ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against France, admits Timo Werner.

A mouthwatering clash awaits on Tuesday, with a star-studded France side set to lock horns with heavyweights Germany at the Allianz Arena.

Many, including Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, consider the 2018 World Cup winners as favorites to go all the way in the competition and pick up their first European Championship trophy.

“It certainly doesn’t make France worse! Benzema is one of the best No 9s in the world,” Werner told reporters, as Goal reports.

“The trio Benzema-Griezmann-Mbappe, if they play together like that, is of course extremely dangerous and world-class.”

“Of course you learn something from a striker like Benzema. Just because he has achieved a lot, but also because of his quality. For me, he is incredible with the ball, the way he dribbles, the way he moves, the way he finishes.

“I think he’s like Roberto Firmino at Liverpool, getting the ball early, distributing and still being quick with his qualities in the penalty area. With Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo, he forms the top three centre-forwards for me.”