Werner reveals how sweet tooth made him a deadly finisher & Chelsea’s new £47.5m striker
Timo Werner has revealed that a sweet tooth helped to turn him into the deadly finisher he is today, with the £47.5 million ($59m) Chelsea striker starting out playing for money from his father that allowed him to buy “a lot of candy”.
Frank Lampard has bought into those qualities, with Chelsea winning the race for a much sought-after signature once an exit door was opened at RB Leipzig.
Werner is expected to be a shrewd investment for the Blues, with his skills in the final third having been honed from a young age.
The 24-year-old told The Independent on how he perfected the art of scoring goals: “At the beginning of my career, when I was nine or 10, he my father would buy some candies or things like that.
“It was for me to say ‘ok if I score 10 goals today I will have 10 euros’. It can buy me a lot of candy. It was a joke with my dad, but it made me want to score goals and I love scoring goals.”
Werner started his professional career at Stuttgart, before going on to find the target on 95 occasions through 159 appearances for Leipzig.
He believes a move had to be made in 2020 as he had outgrown his surroundings in Germany and needed a Premier League challenge in order to take his game to even greater heights.
“In Leipzig I was the best Timo I can be,” Werner said.
“This was a really good experience. I learned a lot from the manager Julian Nagelsmann about the playing style. He gave me a lot to improve myself on in different positions.
“For me, it was the right time to say ‘I want to try something new outside of Germany. I want to go to the Premier League’.”
Werner added on life at Stamford Bridge: “I think English football is very fast, faster than German football. And there are a lot of different styles.
“In the end, whether I get more chances to score will be down to Chelsea and how we play football.
“We want to play like a French team. We want to keep the ball and have different styles of football in our game, have a lot of possession and take different positions.”
Source : goal.com
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