“I underestimated Premier League test”: Chelsea’s Timo Werner Admits He’s Gone Off The Boil Currently: Werner has failed to net a goal for a month with the striker on a clear downtick in form
Lighting up the Premier League with a slew of goals and assists inside his first month in the new competition, Timo Werner looked to be showing why Chelsea had broken the bank to indulge in his services. However, he’s failed to add to his four goal and two assist tally in the league across the last month, a period which has made for massive cause for concern for Chelsea.
Werner’s form has directly impacted Chelsea’s brand of football as well with the side massively struggling to forage goals across the last couple of matches. A lacklustre brand of attacking football and inability to create anything meaningful up the park has seen the club slip to defeats against Wolverhampton and Everton.
“I underestimated Premier League test”: Timo Werner
Talking to the club’s official site ahead of the team’s showdown against West Ham on Monday, Werner admitted that he was struggling at the moment. The new striker spoke at length about his first couple of months at the club and how the Premier League was different from the Bundesliga.
“The Premier League is a little bit different to my old league that I used to play in,” said Werner.
“I have to say it’s tougher than I thought. The contact here is harder than in Germany; it’s what I expected but not like this.
“I think it’s also hard when you play every three days and the Champions League and internationals and you have to play on Saturday against teams that can rest the whole week and think only about the game against you.
“It makes it not easy to be the best in every game but the Premier League is very fun to play in.
“The beginning was very good, now after a lot of games I don’t know if it’s normal but I’m struggling a little bit.
“There are lot of games at the moment and I think there’s some chances that I’ve missed two or three weeks ago that were not the best thing, but I think – when you are new to a country and league – it’s always a little bit hard to adapt and it should be no excuse.
“I should try to do my best to be the best footballer that I can be in this league and I think I’ll adapt well.”
Chelsea host West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, bidding to return to winning ways in the Premier League following successive losses.
“It does matter how much you cost,” Werner told Chelsea’s official club site.
“It’s always a bit of pressure when you come to a new club and you want to score on your own but now you also want to score for your new team-mates, for your club.
“You have to score and the pressure you have in every new club, but I think I can handle it very well because I got the same pressure at my old club and everybody wanted me to score.
“It’s not something new to me but now it’s a new ground from where I’ve been so its new people and new players around me.
“So the pressure is a little bit higher than the last years but I think good footballers are the best under pressure and that’s my plan, I can do very well under pressure.”
A massive reason for Werner going off the boil is also due to Lampard persistently deploying him on the flanks. Its clearly not Werner’s best position, one which has forced him to partake in duties which nullify his goal scoring threat.