Timo Werner felt that if his lack of clinical finishing played a huge role in Frank Lampard being relieved from his managerial role at Chelsea.
However, the 24-year-old forward is struggling in his new club, Chelsea after joining from German Heavyweights RB Leipzig. Werner felt that if he would have been in a fine scoring form, his previous manager would not have been fired.
Unfortunately, he has scored just 10 goals in his 34 appearances for the Blues from London.
Timo Werner missing opportunities may have lead to Lampard exit:
Timo Werner came to the London club with very high expectations after a pulsating season in Germany. Also, his pace and clinical finishing were simply brilliant at Leipzig.
However, joining Chelsea, the circumstances were different and he was struggling to keep up in the Premier League, which was more competitive and physical as compared to Bundesliga.
He spoke to the Sky Sports about missing the chances and that his old manager always wanted the best.
“Of course, if I’d scored four or five more goals maybe the old manager would still be here because we’d maybe have won two or three games more but you can’t look too much into the past because there are too many games ahead of us.” – said Timo Werner.
A poor run of losing 5 in 10 matches under Frank Lampard resulted in the sacking of the coach. Then, Thomas Tuchel has replaced him as the new head coach.
Under the new coach, Werner improved considerably scoring once and assisting 3 in the 9 matches so far. He broke his 14-match scoreless run in the 2-0 win over Newcastle United.
He had adapted well to the new 3-4-3 system fielded by Tuchel. Hence, he had been a constant threat to the opposition. Still, he has not acclimated to the conditions in the Premier League.
Chelsea recently were held 0-0 to Manchester United and hope to win against revived Liverpool. The Pensioners need a win to stay at 4th place.