“I didn’t feel honored” Timo Werner reveals he lost “enjoyment” playing for Chelsea following move to RB Leipzig

Timo Werner finally spoken about his departure from Chelsea after winning the Champions League with the club and making significant improvement throughout his Cobham days.

Timo Werner joined Chelsea in the summer of 2020 from RB Leipzig after establishing himself as one of the most exciting young talents in European football.

Werner is known for his blistering pace, intelligent movement off the ball, and clinical finishing ability while the German made a significant impact at Chelsea, helping the team win the UEFA Champions League in his first season with the club.

Werner scored 12 goals in 52 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea in the 2020-21 season but later left the London Blues to rejoin RB Leipzig.

“I had a very good first six months at Chelsea, which was what the supporters and club expected of me. I scored the goals and played good games.”- Werner told the Sun ahead of RB Leipzig’s Champions League clash with Manchester City.

“When you come from the kind of success I had in Germany or with Chelsea – playing nearly every game in the first season, winning the Champions League in 2021, scoring in the semi-final against Real Madrid, making a lot of goals. Then all this gets a little bit forgotten by the manager, it was not really fair.”

“That was also a reason I had to move back to Leipzig, to get the enjoyment again. I didn’t feel that any more but you need it to be successful.”- former Chelsea forward further added.

Werner played for Leipzig for four seasons before joining Chelsea, scoring 95 goals in 159 appearances in all competitions as well as helped the team reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2019-20 season.

However, the forward failed to transpire the glorious form he was in for Leipzig and the arrival of Lukaku didn’t help him either as he found himself on the bench quite often which forced him out of London.

“In the end a manager likes some players more than others – it’s completely normal and you have to accept that. Maybe yes, in the end I just wanted out.”- Timo Werner went on saying.

“The biggest problem was [Tuchel] put a striker like Lukaku in front of me in the second season after I won the Champions League by nearly playing every game in the first squad.”- The German concluded.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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