Timo Werner, German striker from Chelsea
▲ Entered Chelsea with high expectations -> However, he struggled with lack of determination -> Eventually returned to Leipzig, his former team this season
▲ Werner, who regretted his time at Chelsea, said, “I think coach Tuchel has forgotten me.” Pyohae
[Goal.com] Reporter Park Moon-soo = Chelsea’s sore finger Timo Werner recalled the difficult days in the Premier League. Regardless of his performance in his first season, Werner said he regrets that he seems to have been erased from managerial plans. He expressed regret that Lukaku’s transfer also led to psychological anxiety.스포츠토토
Werner looked back on his Chelsea days through this media (Goal.com) ‘Global Edition’.
In an interview, he said, “I think I had a good time during my first six months at Chelsea. It was what the fans and the club expected of me. I think I scored goals and played a good game.” said.
He went on to say, “If I think of my success in Germany or Chelsea, I played in almost every game in my first season. In 2021, I also won the UEFA Champions League. I also scored in the semi-final against Real Madrid. I think I scored a lot of goals. “he added.
Coincidentally, Werner’s nickname is ‘undecided striker’. That’s not a very good expression. His movements are brisk. His quick feet and penetrating ability are also excellent. As much as his activity itself is good, he gives great strength to the front. However, it lacks decisiveness. The striker’s movement in front of the goal was not very good. He was in the front line, but when he had to put in, he didn’t.
Even when he left Leipzig in the summer of 2020 and wore a Chelsea uniform, his expectations were different. In his first season, he helped the team win the UEFA Champions League despite lacking decisiveness. Although his decisiveness is lacking, he managed four goals, including against Real Madrid.
Even last season, when he was reduced to a rotation resource, he scored four goals in the UEFA Champions League. This time, I tasted a goal against Real Madrid, but Chelsea were eliminated due to goal difference.
Regarding his own underperformance, Werner said the problem was being forgotten by his manager. The director whom Werner sniped (?) is Thomas Tuchel.
“I felt like all of this had been forgotten by the manager. It wasn’t fair,” Werner said. I wanted to leave,” he said, explaining why he left Chelsea.
I didn’t forget to mention Lukaku. Feeling lacking in Werner, Chelsea embraced Lukaku for the club’s highest transfer fee in the summer of 2021. As a result, Lukaku failed. To the extent that Werner looks rather like a fairy.
In response, Werner said: “The biggest problem is that I brought a striker like Lukaku in front of me in my second season, even though I played almost every game in the first team and won the UEFA Champions League. A great player worth 120 million euros. It was difficult to stand in front of me,” he said, saying that it was psychologically difficult.
Also, “Lukaku was a great striker. I played after spending a lot of money. At the time, I didn’t feel respected by the club. Perhaps this was the reason why (I) had a lot of ups and downs,” he said. He confessed that he felt burdened.