Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has insisted that Timo Werner has no reason to be “frustrated”
at Chelsea and that he will not leave this summer.
Werner has scored just two goals in his last 26 appearances at Chelsea, with the £53m recruit struggling in front of goal.
However, Tuchel has told the German International to stop worrying and “focus on the process” of rediscovering his scoring touch.
When asked whether there is any truth in rumours that Werner is unhappy in west London.
“There is no book on Timo, so read a book! For Timo, I think he has no reason now to be frustrated because he played an amazing match against Liverpool, maybe his best match since I arrived. Tuchel said
“Then he had a good match against Everton with a lot of chances to score, which he normally is clinical enough and strong enough.
“He did not score, okay, in a situation like this, this can affect his self-confidence of course, but what does it help?
“The clear advice from us is don’t focus on the result, focus on the process, get your decision-making right, get your technique right, make good decisions and the ball and the opponent’s goalkeeper will do the rest.
“And then it’s either in or it’s an amazing save.
He can improve from there, but there is simply no time to reflect on what is going to happen in the summer and next year. There’s no time.
“At the moment I don’t see why he should be frustrated. We gave him a little time to breathe against Leeds.
“But right now, I don’t see why he should be too frustrated. he added
“And honestly, nobody here is blaming the strikers. This is a team effort to attack and defend, but we expect our guys to create more chances, to be more decisive because we expect the defenders to play on the highest level and so we also expect that of our strikers.
“And then maybe all the stuff you read will disappear.”
Werner will be in action for the blues when they host Atletico Madrid in Wednesday’s Champions League last 16-second leg, holding a 1-0 advantage from the first clash.