Timo Werner on Premier League Competitiveness : The Chelsea striker was speaking ahead of the club’s Champions League encounter
Ever since he’s made the witch from RB Leipzig to Chelsea, Timo Werner has not endured the easiest of times. Although he’s showcased his mettle on a string of occasions, the striker has blown hot and cold on way too many occasions.
Hardly given any favour by Frank Lampard who deployed him consistently out of position, Timo Werner has rekindled his touch come Thomas Tuchel. The German manager’s arrival has sparked the striker’s career with Werner scoring his first goal for Chelsea in over 100 hours.
Talking ahead of the side’s showdown in the Champions League with the club slated to take on Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, Werner talked about how he was striving to adjust to the Premier League. The striker went onto reveal that he was surprised with the difference in quality between the Bundesliga and Premier League.
Werner Talks About Life At Chelsea
“At the beginning, I had this self-image that I can go on doing my thing here, but in the last few months I have been brought down to earth. It’s the way in England that you never have a quiet game.
“The players are 1.9 meters tall, brutal physically and really fast – including the defenders. It’s impressive what intensity is going on in the Premier League. Of course I noticed that in such a lull you are no longer necessarily called a super striker. I just had to let go of all the pressure of having to score goals,” Timo Werner said.
“Not only difficult for me; it’s difficult for everyone. New country, new league and we started the season well, scoring goals and making assists but then I had a long period without scoring. At the end, you have to keep pushing because it’s a team sport and we want to win. Doesn’t matter if I score or someone else, as long as we win,” Werner added.