The Chelsea manager was far from pleased with his striker’s showing
For Timo Werner, unfortunately this doesn’t look to be the season where he’ll be taking the football pitch by aplomb. Be it Frank Lampard or Thomas Tuchel, the new Chelsea signing has failed to impress with inconsistency seeing him embark on lengthy runs without a goal to his name.
Although the striker has managed to show glimpses of what he’s capable of under Tuchel’s tutelage, Werner still leaves plenty to desire. And it was evident during his performance in the club’s bygone 2-0 triumph over Everton on Tuesday.
The Chelsea striker was listless and lacklustre on the day with him ensuing a particularly horrid first half. And it sparked the ire of his boss with Thomas Tuchel far from impressed from what Werner was offering on the park.
Tuchel Unimpressed With Werner
Keen Chelsea observers were quick to dissect a particular moment in the first half, one which occurred at the 25 minute mark in the showdown. Tuchel who was encouraging Chelsea’s players in English was quick to switch to German to lambast Werner for his lack of awareness and positioning on the park.
“Timo, how long are you staying on the left? You’re playing on the right. The last 15 minutes, you’ve only been on the left.”
“Timo Timo how long are you still going to play on the left side? You play on the right! You’ve playing on the left for 15 min now. I don’t get it!! “
Tuchel to Werner pic.twitter.com/k3qKB4C2qz
— cfcmo (@MoElMuktar) March 9, 2021
Tuchel Lauds Havertz’s Match Winning Display
Where Werner was horrid on the day, the club’s other German new entrant managed to assuage the plight for the side. Kai Havertz for once this season offered an insight into what he can do when he steps out onto the middle with the Chelsea midfielder popping up with two assists on the night.
“I am very happy with his performance. There is no doubt about his quality, talent and character. He needs to adapt to the Premier League and to the club where we play to win every game and the highest standards are normal.
“This kind of mentality but I think he did it today excellently, he got in good positions and used his potential to accelerate our game and to increase the touches in the box responsible for assists, to take responsibility to finish himself.
“This is what we want from him,” Tuchel said when asked about Havertz’s electric display.