Chelsea striker Timo Werner is confident that he will emerge as a better player from the “worst period” of his career after recently ending a 14-game goal drought.
The summer signing for RB Leipzig was impressive at the beginning of his Chelsea career, but struggled to keep his early form in front of goal and made a number of embarrassing mistakes.
Werner’s pathetic form culminated in a missed penalty against Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup, which ultimately turned out to be Frank Lampard’s last game at Chelsea.
His compatriot, Thomas Tuchel, has been accused of getting the most out of Chelsea’s €50million summer recruit and he’s gradually started to rebuild his shattered confidence.
The 24-year-old ended his miserable run in front of goal in the blues 2-0 win over Newcastle earlier this month and the German international is confident he’ll get started now.
He told Sky Sports: “The period when I didn’t score in the last month was maybe the worst time in my career.
“I never had so long a period of time without a goal so I was very happy and glad that it ended.
“When I look at my half-year here now I think it was the best time to learn new things when you have periods of no goals you learn something about yourself.
“You have to be patient you have to be the best Timo for the team and not the best Timo for myself and sometimes in Germany we say from bad moments you learn the most and that’s exactly what I learned the last month.”