Timo Werner (27, Leipzig), once called the best striker in Germany, is struggling even after returning to the Bundesliga. The slump that began after joining Chelsea is still ongoing.
The German version of Sky Sports said on the 26th (Korean time), “It is not an easy situation for Werner. Due to some injuries, he is currently not a starting player. Werner does not want to transfer, and he has no intention of sending Leipzig either. “But he wants more time.”토스카지노 도메인
Werner, who made a name for himself as a Bundesliga goal scorer, joined Chelsea in the summer of 2020 and took on a new challenge. Chelsea invested 47.5 million pounds (about 78.2 billion won) to solve the goal drought. However, he scored only 23 goals in 89 games in two seasons and was relegated to a ‘failure’. Like Kai Havertz (24, Arsenal), who transferred at the same time, he was considered a thorn in Chelsea’s offensive line.
Unable to adapt to the harsh physical competition and pressure of the Premier League, Werner returned to Leipzig with his value cut in half. Werner, who seemed to be regaining his senses by scoring 16 goals in 40 games in all competitions last season, has only scored one goal in 11 games this season. Of the 11 games, the only times Werner appeared as a starter were against Bayern Munich in the German Football League (DFL) Super Cup and against Leverkusen in the league opener.
In the games that followed, Werner was given the most playing time: 20 minutes against Mönchengladbach in the 5th round of the league. At that time, Werner came on as a substitute in the 25th minute of the second half and scored his first and winning goal of the season 5 minutes later. This goal is Werner’s only goal this season. Werner is going through a difficult time this season due to poor performance and injuries.
Werner will have to play to his strengths among young talents such as Royce Offenda (23) and Benjamin Szeszko (20). Here, ‘big guy’ Yusuf Paulsen (29) is also holding on. Offenda and Seszko are playing their roles, so coach Marco Rose (47, Germany) does not need to prioritize Werner.
In this situation, there has been talk that Werner may leave the team, but so far, the emphasis is on staying. ‘Sky Sports’ said, “The move to Frankfurt is not a problem for the parties involved. Werner wants to compete for opportunities. “He has scored one goal in 117 minutes this season,” he added.
Werner once attracted attention as a leading goal scorer for the Bundesliga and the German national team. In the 2019-20 season, he scored 28 goals in the Bundesliga alone, emerging as a counterpart to Robert Lewandowski (35, Barcelona). However, since then, he has been unable to find confidence in front of the goal line and has continued to fall.