The Chelsea striker is enduring a barren run infront of goal
Although there’s been a clear uptick in his form since Thomas Tuchel has taken over at Chelsea, Timo Werner has continued to remain absent infront of the goal. Despite scoring recently for the club, Werner’s listless performances when asked to net have continued unabated.
Just when it looked like he had scored his most pivotal goal in Chelsea colors as he raced his side into the lead against Liverpool, Werner’s celebrations were disrupted midway. VAR adjudged the player to be offside by the barest of margins, a debatable call which saw many lambast the technology.
However, Werner did play a crucial role for his side with him being largely involved in Mason Mount’s match winning goal. While the striker will be pleased with his effort, he’s bound to remain perturbed by his lack of involvement in scoring goals.
Tuchel Talks About Werner’s Woes
Thomas Tuchel spoke about Werner’s form ensuing the club’s win. The Chelsea manager was quick to assert that he wasn’t going to mett out any special treatment to Werner and affirmed that he would continue to demand 100% from the striker.
“I demand 100% in every training, I don’t allow self-pity. Timo is full of talent and plays for one of the best clubs in the world, in one of the best leagues in the world. So there is no need for him to worry too much,” Tuchel said.
“So if he puts in the effort, puts himself in a state of mind to play on the highest level. We are not counting the minutes and for me and my approach it is not an issue.”
Werner Admits Guilt Over Lampard’s Sacking
Werner had previously spoken about his diabolic maiden campaign with Chelsea and admitted he felt guilty over Lampard being let go by Chelsea.
“When you come here to play as a striker and be the man to score the goals, of course I felt a little bit guilty that I missed so many chances,” Werner had said . “For the club, for the old manager but also for me because I want to score all the time and as much as I possibly can.”
“Of course, if I’d scored four or five more goals maybe the old manager would still be here because we’d maybe have won two or three games more but you can’t look too much into the past because there are too many games ahead of us.”