Thomas Tuchel backs Timo Werner to come good following Chelsea star’s HORROR miss in Germany’s shock loss to North Macedonia as Blues boss tells his striker to stop trying to force things
- Thomas Tuchel has backed out-of-form Chelsea star Timo Werner to come good
- The German was responsible for a horror miss while on international duty
- The 25-year-old has endured a poor run of form, with one goal in 17 games
- Tuchel says he has full faith in Werner and told him to stop forcing things
Thomas Tuchel gave his emphatic backing to Timo Werner after his horror miss for Germany.
The Chelsea boss told his fellow countryman to stop trying to force things after Werner fluffed his lines from close range — moments before North Macedonia’s shock winner condemned Germany to their first World Cup qualifying defeat since they lost 5-1 to England 20 years ago.
The miss came with Werner, 25, on a run of one goal in his last 17 games for club and country. And one publication cruelly poked fun by awarding Werner honorary citizenship of North Macedonia.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has backed out-of-form Timo Werner to come good
The 25-year-old was responsible for a horror miss while on international duty for Germany
Tuchel, who confirmed his forward will start against West Brom on Saturday, said: ‘It’s an easy solution and moment to point the finger to Timo which I cannot fully understand, I will not accept it and I’m happy he is back here because he is protected. We demand a lot and get a lot from him.’
Indeed, £47.5 million signing Werner’s contribution of 10 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season is higher than any other Chelsea player.
Tuchel said: ‘If this is the most critical point in your career you can still accept it and say it’s pretty impressive so far. On Thursday, I sent him in from training because he wanted to do some finishing with us. I said you don’t need that, your body, your brain knows how to score.
‘This guy has scored since he was five years old and his body remembers how to do that. It will come back, it is just a matter of time.’
Tuchel says he does not understand criticism of Werner and has told him to stop forcing things
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