Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has said he plans to make the most of struggling striker Timo Werner by boosting the confidence of the Germany international and finding a way to put together the exploiting squad. its strengths and creates opportunities for it.
Chelsea made Werner the most expensive German player in history by triggering a £ 47.5million release clause to buy him from RB Leipzig in June, a record they broke again in a matter of minutes. weeks to get his compatriot Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.
Although he started out a bit slow, Werner recovered his goals in October and scored seven goals in seven Premier League and Champions League games. But as Chelsea began to struggle and the pressure began to mount on Frank Lampard, his only goal since was against lower league Morecambe.
Chelsea are so determined that Werner and Havertz will succeed at Stamford Bridge, a German speaker was seen as one of their preferred criteria for Lampard’s successor.
Tuchel is exactly that and is already planning to get Werner back in shape.
“It is important to rebuild your self-confidence, to find a smile on your face and to stop doubting yourself too much. It’s my job to help him with that, and to help find the position where we can use his strengths, ”said Tuchel, quoted by Sky Sports.
The new Chelsea boss has explained that Werner cares a bit too much, meaning he seems less able to put mistakes, missed opportunities or poor performances behind him, leading to increased pressure on himself and confidence scaled down.
“The guy is young, the guy is open, the guy is nice and the guy is eager to learn. At the moment I can see that his face is a bit closed, I can see that the weight is on his shoulders. He cares. a lot, and that shows he’s got a fantastic character, ”Tuchel explained.
“Sometimes as a forward it doesn’t help if you care a lot, you better as a forward not to care at all, but he’s not that guy. He’s not happy with himself and the way things have been lately. ”
Werner was left on the bench for Tuchel’s first game at the helm midweek, a 0-0 draw against Wolves in which Chelsea’s main goal was to stay tight and control possession.
It will be more on them to attack in Sunday’s clash with Burnley at Stamford Bridge and all eyes will be on the roster to see if Werner makes the cut.
For more than Jamie Spencer, follow it on Twitter and Facebook!