Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that he “doesn’t understand” Timo Werner’s comments implying that he may leave Stamford Bridge.
The German striker has struggled since moving to West London two years ago. He joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig after a goal-laden tenure, and despite winning the Champions League in his debut season, he has only scored 23 goals in the past two seasons.
The 26-year-old has also seen the Blues re-enter the market for attacking options since his arrival, with the club record acquisition of Romelu Lukaku, who has also battled for consistency.
The Chelsea forward made some fascinating comments about a possible move away from Stamford Bridge, and Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has responded.
Werner has revealed that he may be forced to go elsewhere for game time in the coming season, despite his pleasure with life as a Chelsea player.
He stated that the most important thing is that he is happy. He gets delighted when he plays and scores goals. That is true. And he might be happy anywhere.
He also stated that it is obvious that he wants to play more and that he should play more to be in excellent shape for the World Cup and to have a chance to be in the World Cup.
Tuchel has now reacted to Werner’s remarks. The German schemer has stated that his striker’s demands have taken him by surprise and that he should be happy at Stamford Bridge.
Werner has had a rather productive pre-season ahead of the 2022/23 season. The striker scored in the Blues’ first preseason friendly of the season against Club America, but he was ruled out of Thursday’s match against Charlotte FC due to an injury. Tuchel’s team was defeated in a penalty shootout by the MLS team.
Werner signed a lengthy, five-year contract when he joined Chelsea, and it presently has three years still to go. His potential departure has already been mentioned, with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund rumored to be interested in him after selling Erling Haaland to Manchester City.