Timo Werner Opens Up To A Mixed Time At Chelsea Following Club Exit

Timo Werner Opens Up To A Mixed Time At Chelsea Following Club Exit

Timo Werner, a German attacker who spent just two seasons with Chelsea before being allowed to leave on August 9, has spoken out about his rocky tenure at Stamford Bridge.

In an apparent jab at Thomas Tuchel’s coaching style, Timo Werner claimed he lost interest in football during his second Chelsea season.

After spending nearly double that amount for two years in west London, the German returned to RB Leipzig earlier this month on a four-year contract for a reported sum of £25.3 million.

Werner scored 23 goals in 89 games for the Blues, but during his second season at Stamford Bridge, he lost confidence and faded into the background under Tuchel.

Following the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, the German international realized his time at the club was finished.

Despite interest from Manchester United, Werner chose to return to Leipzig.

Werner established himself in Leipzig, where he scored 95 goals in 159 games as a wide forward for the German team.

Frank Lampard most often used Werner in a front three with Tammy Abraham, Hakim Ziyech, and himself on the left, and it was a system that brought out his best.

Chelsea became less dependent on pace when Lampard was replaced by Tuchel in January 2021.

Mason Mount frequently started on the left and moved inside to help the Blues be better on the ball.

Werner struggled because of this, especially when he started out front.

After that, he played in 37 games across all competitions for Tuchel’s team, recording 11 goals and six assists.

The attacker has now thought back on his two years at Chelsea and feels that Tuchel’s coaching style had an impact on his performance.

According to him, the enjoyment of playing football comes first, as reported by the Metro in an interview for the podcast Einfach mal Luppen.

“Despite my success at Chelsea, the fun eventually got a bit lost since I stopped playing frequently.

I believe that the coach’s style of play wasn’t ideal for me. Because of this, it was obvious to me that I wanted to make a change.

I want to play as much as I can at this age. I genuinely think of Chelsea as having the best success of my career.

For me, it will always be a unique club. I’ll continue to communicate with a lot of the team’s players.”

Tuchel is planning to sign Anthony Gordon from Everton in order to further bolster his forward line in the wake of Werner’s departure.

The player is valued by the Toffees at around £50 million, and they are unwilling to let go of the 21-year-old this summer.

After Werner left, Tuchel is eager to bolster his assault because the team is looking for a more conventional center striker.

After a dismal season at Stamford Bridge, Romelu Lukaku was permitted to rejoin Inter Milan.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been the subject of discussions between Chelsea and Barcelona, and the Catalans are asking for about £33 million for the former captain of Arsenal.

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