Timo Werner says he was “laughing and crying at the similar time” during his two-yr spell with Chelsea.
Germany striker Werner arrived at Chelsea from RB Leipzig in 2020 with the Blues shelling out €54.3 million to protected his providers.
Werner had scored 34 goals in all competitions in his final season in Germany, coming in at a level of just one each 106 minutes he performed, but he struggled to recreate that form at Stamford Bridge.
Did Timo Werner just not get the love he deserved at Chelsea? 🤔pic.twitter.com/Zdx501w6yI
— Soccer Transfers (@Transfersdotcom) August 9, 2022
Signed by Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel struggled to get the finest out of his compatriot and Werner returned to Leipzig with his tail concerning his legs this summer months, Chelsea recouping €28.9m of his primary charge.
Speaking forward of Germany’s UEFA Nations League meetings with Hungary and England, Werner lifted the lid on his time at Chelsea.
Werner: ‘laughing and crying at the exact time’
“Personally, it wasn’t the greatest time for me,” he told the German FA. “I would imagined some thing more. I learned a large amount, won the Champions League and other trophies. I liked the two a long time [in England] quite a lot – and appreciated London really much. But I was laughing and crying at the same time.
Werner concluded his Chelsea profession with 23 goals and 21 assists from 89 game titles in all competitions – affordable return, but a person he hopes to boost upon now back again at the Crimson Bull Arena.
“[Back at] RB Leipzig, not everything’s gone efficiently these very first couple months, but the style of football under the new manager actually suits me and organized me nicely for what’s essential with the German national team,” he mentioned.
Leipzig sacked their coach Domenico Tedesco the day after Chelsea parted approaches with Tuchel, and he has now been replaced by previous Borussia Dortmund manager Marco Rose.
Contrary to Romelu Lukaku – an additional striker who struggled under Tuchel – Werner has left on a everlasting foundation. Lukaku is only on loan at Inter Milan.