Timo Werner lashes out at Thomas Tuchel surprisingly viciously

Timo Werner had one of the strangest Chelsea careers we can remember.

He was somehow a total flop and a fan favourite at the same time. He gained a record for missing jar droppingly easy chances, yet somehow also played a key role in his team winning the Champions League.

He certainly squeezed a lot in to a short spell at Stamford Bridge.

By the end it was a bit of a sad story, with him looking mentally broken and the fans frustrated. A return to RB Leipzig is just what he needed, and the Evening Standard have picked up some quotes from the striker where he lays out exactly what was going wrong for him.

“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,” Werner said in surprisingly outspoken quotes about his coach.

“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.

“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.”

We had no idea that Werner felt so hard done by. One can sympathise – but equally after watching him for all that time we can understand exactly why Tuchel wanted to try and get a more consistent scorer in.

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