Chelsea forward Timo Werner, despite double-digit goals and assists this season, has mixed feelings about his first year in England. ‘Maybe my unluckiest season’, Werner said about his debut season with the Blues.
The German international joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig in June for a sum of around £45 million (€50 million).
Then, after a high-scoring season with Leipzig, Werner had a reputation as one of Europe’s most prolific attackers.
Werner, however, has not reached the same heights in his first season in English football.
With VAR disallowing many of his goals, the 25-year-old scored just 12 goals in 51 appearances in 2020-21. (Not a bad tally, but lower than Chelsea’s expectations for him.)
And Chelsea forward Timo Werner admits to having mixed feelings about his debut.
As he nears the end of his career’s “worst and unluckiest season”, he talks to The Telegraph about this campaign.
“In terms of scoring and missing chances, it was the worst season, but in the end, I still have 27 goal contributions,” he said.
“I think I’m the first in our team for that, so it was not everything bad,” he said, having dual emotions about this season.
“A lot of people’s expectations for me outside the club but also inside were very high because of my goalscoring record. I also assisted many goals last year in my old club,” he added.
He went on, though: “But I think the main reason why they brought me here in the club is to score and maybe at the end 12 goals and six goals in the Premier League, that’s not good enough.”
“You have to say that I have 12 goals and 15 assists or something like that in every competition and 27 goal contributions – that’s not so bad in what’s maybe my unluckiest season,” Werner said.
“It is also maybe my worst season I’ve had for many years. If I’m scoring next season, hopefully, maybe people will become happier with me.”