Chelsea‘s former player Timo Werner had a difficult time while playing in the English Premier League.
But his time at Chelsea ended when Chelsea sold him to his former club RB Leipzig this summer for a reported fee of £25 million.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry shared his thoughts on why Werner did not succeed at Stamford Bridge.
In Henry’s opinion, the striker did not “feel the love” while playing under either Tuchel or Lampard.
Failure at Chelsea
The Bundesliga star arrived for a £47.5million deal when Chelsea decided to activate his release clause. The German had a remarkable season, as he scored 34 goals in 45 games in 2019-20 for Leipzig. But his numbers did not reach his Bundesliga records while playing for two seasons at Chelsea.
After making his return to Germany this season, Werner has netted seven goals in 13 appearances. These numbers have made Henry believe that the striker is regaining his form and confidence in front of the goal.
While playing against Celtic Werner scored in the 75th minute for his club in the Champions League fixture. The game ended with a 2-0 win for Leipzig after Emil Forsberg added his name to the scoresheet.
While talking about this at CBS Sports, Henry pointed out Werner’s performance. He thinks Werner feels loved after returning to his homeland. His assurance of playing the full 90 minutes has helped him to get back his confidence.
The former Premier League striker also pointed out the difference between the Chelsea version and the Leipzig version of Werner.
As he added: “The best example is the second goal. First and foremost on the first control, Timo Werner would never have put that ball down at Chelsea, and then he would never have seen [Emil] Forsberg. He would have rushed it trying to do something, overthinking it and overdoing it.”
The Arsenal legend praised Werner for getting his calmness back again which needs every striker to maintain his goal tally. He also the situation of Werner at Chelsea. He described: “Sometimes you go to some places, they don’t show you that love”.
Werner both scored and assisted for Leipzig in the Glasgow game. Now, his club has moved up to the second spot in the Group F table.
During his first season at Chelsea, the German striker registered 12 goals and 15 assists in 52 games. In the final season, his number hit a new low with 11 goals and six assists across 37 appearances. But he helped his club win three major trophies which include the Champions League of the 2020-21 season.