Thomas Tuchel’s stance on Timo Werner’s performance against Arsenal
Chelsea faced Arsenal in their third preseason game of the season, having played against Petersbrough and Bournemouth where the blues won 6-1 and 2-1 respectively.
However, the game against Arsenal was far more competitive than the aforementioned due to the fact that it involved a series of first team players and it’s also a game that is played as part of The Mind Series to support mental health.
Chelsea were the victorious side as they managed to defeat Arsenal with two goals to one, thanks to goals from Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham cancelling Granit Xhaka’s initial equaliser.
Despite the positives in the game, Timo Werner proved to be a liability once again as he missed a series of chances, though the German provided the assist to give Chelsea the lead.
Chelsea’s manager Thomas Tuchel has however played down the negative side of his game as he lauds Werner’s performance against Arsenal.
“He had an assist and we talked and analysed last season often enough given his situation. Nothing has changed so far.”
“He had a so-so Euros with Germany but that was a concern of the whole team, not his personal problem. Then he had some days off and it’s on him, like always, to show his quality and ability.”
“It’s very hard with the first 45 minutes after a tough week that we put into the players, it’s not easy for the players to like at this kind of level. I was happy. He was dangerous and there were chances when he could’ve been more decisive. He could’ve scored and got another assist.”
“So it’s a bit the same as last season. But we have just started, it’s not the moment now to worry.”
Chelsea on the other hand have been working to sign a striker, and a series of players like Haaland, Lukaku and Vlahovic have been linked to the club.
However, it remains to be seen if Chelsea signs a new striker or stick to what they have.
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