Rio Ferdinand ‘Frustrated’ With Misfiring Timo Werner


Rio Ferdinand is unhappy and frustrated with the misfiring Chelsea player Timo Werner.

According to the Daily Mail, the former Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Werner is not playing upto his mark.

However, the 24-year-old German forward has just managed to score 10 goals in his 34 matches for the Blues.

As per Rio Ferdinand, Timo Werner – not good in decision making

Timo Werner has been picking up the pace under his new coach Thomas Tuchel. However, the fortunes are not getting better. He had scored 95 goals in 159 appearances for his former club RB Leipzig. However, the move to one of the most decorated clubs in England hasn’t benefitted the German international.

Werner is struggling in the Premier League along with his international teammate Kai Havertz. The latter joined Chelsea after an excellent season at Bayer Leverkusen.

In the crucial match against Atletico Madrid, he lost possession a few times. However, a thrilling bicycle kick from Olivier Giroud ensured the Blues’ victory. Thus, according to the Red Devils legend, he needs to improve and should prevent losing possession at crucial times.

“It’s frustrating watching him, because you’ve seen clips of what he can do. Sometimes fast players have to slow the game down a bit. They’re running so fast everything seems to be a blur,” says Rio Ferdinand.

It has been a frustrating time for Werner ever since leaving his former club. Although the forward is showing some glimpses of brilliance as in the case of the 2-0 win against Newcastle United. Werner scored and assisted a goal in that match.

However, the poor first-half display and a golden chance missed didn’t seem to impress Rio Ferdinand.

“It’s not an easy chance, but you’d like to see him get it on target. He gets into these areas, makes the keeper make a save, fair enough, but there’s far too many times when he’s loose in possession when building up, or decision making when he gets into these areas at times.”

The Blues next face rivals Manchester United in the next match on Sunday in the Premier League.

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