Chelsea striker Timo Werner has broken his silence after ending a goal drought in Monday night’s win over Newcastle United.
Much has been achieved from the German after his £ 47.6 million transfer from RB Leipzig in the summer, who went goalless in 14 Premier League games before scoring a goal to help Chelsea beat Newcastle 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Werner got off to a good start at Chelsea and managed to score nine goals and nine assists in all competitions, but has been criticized in recent weeks for his drought goals and plenty of missed chances.
All things have to come to an end, even a bad run, and Werner got his goal, as well as an assist, and installed a man in the match against the Magpies.
After the game, Werner spoke about his goal and his struggle to get back in shape, he told Sky Sports: “I think as a striker you always want to score a goal.
“I haven’t been happy for the last month that I didn’t score a goal, but it’s a team sport and when we win, everything is fine. When I help my team with assists, winning penalties, and now scoring, I’m happy.
“It’s much worse for the attacker when you don’t get into the situation and you don’t have a chance. I had a lot of chances and I missed them. Today my team brought me a lot of situations where I could score a goal and that is the most important thing to me. “
The goal was reviewed by VAR after the replay showed that the ball flew powerfully past Olivier Giroud’s hand before it reached Werner on the back post.
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And Werner saw the funny side, adding, “Yeah, I told the bench, it would be (typically) if it was handball and the goal didn’t count, it would be right on the story, but in the end, I’m ‘Happy.’
Chelsea are now in a string of five consecutive wins and six undefeated since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel with a win over Newcastle that puts them among the top four.
And that made him an important victory for the Blues.
“It’s really important. I think it’s important for us to reach the Champions League in the end, “Werner continued.
“At the beginning of the season, everyone said we were the favorites in the title, but in the last two months we have not been. We have a lot of work to do to reduce the gap with (Manchester) City and other clubs.
“The football we played, the games we win are not such easy games, which shows that we can also make the development we have had in the last few weeks. We can get to the top four, but also look to next year and more.”