A section of the Chelsea fan base have warned striker Timo Werner to be mindful of his words, after his interview on international duty suggested he felt more comfortable away from Chelsea.
The German has struggled to replicate the fearsome form he showed in the Bundesliga that convinced Chelsea to go above and beyond to secure his signature.
Prior to joining the Blues in 2020, Werner had scored 32 goals in all competitions for Leipzig, and was tipped to take his game to the next level at Stamford Bridge.
But the story has been that of misses and a change of hearts from the Chelsea fans who still sing his name despite the club opting to bring in Romelu Lukaku.
This season, Werner has only managed just seven goals in 28 appearances for the European Champions who have faded out of a Premier league title challenge.
His form at club level is a direct contrast to that of international football, with the forward scoring six goals in his last six games for his country.
He was on the score-sheet on Saturday, with an instinctive finish to help his country to a 2-0 win over Israel.
What the striker said after the game
With Germany cruising and Timo Werner always scoring, the press asked him why he felt so comfortable finding the back of the net for his country but looked a pale shadow of himself when playing in the Premier League.
His response was quite telling and honest with some fans not impressed with how he answered the question.
He said: “I’m a striker and always want to score. Things aren’t going the way I’d like at Chelsea, so it’s all the better that things are going well here under Hansi Flick.
“I really enjoy playing football, no matter where I’m playing. There are differences in the style of play between football at Chelsea and here.
“Maybe the one at the national team suits me better. Here, I always have scoring chances, I can score goals. I feel very comfortable here.”
In recent times, Timo Werner’s teammates Romelu Lukaku, has been in trouble for questioning the tactics deployed by his manager Thomas Tuchel after switching from Inter Milan to Chelsea in the summer.
Below are some of the comments from Chelsea fans
@CFCAWAY_ :He’s one of the few players a vast amount of the supporters love and support endlessly even though he’s utterly useless & a complete wimp.
@_4RM_HRE: There is no system that helps someone who can’t control a football, can’t pass, can’t beat an opponent 1v1 despite all that pace.
@studipm: Doesn’t explain the goal line clearances you’ve made in either system that’s nothing to do with the system, not to mention the technical ability of a cabbage.
@Gil1991C: Doesn’t need to worry for too long, getting sold this summer. Tuchel gave him plenty of chances and if not for Havertz, he might have cost us the UCL final. Can’t blame the coach for not rating someone who can’t dribble, whose first touch rivals Lukaku’s, and who can’t finish.
@Dermishdermis13: He is playing against Lithuania and Gibraltar and is convinced that he is strong. Did he score against a strong team? No.
Another need is his criticism of Tuchel’s style at the top of insignificance, which teaches his soul that the basics of football are missing.
However there some fans who opted for a different perspective, supporting the striker’s comments.
@Afomakweku: I can see Werner is tired at Chelsea he has always kept his cool till today. He even blamed Lampard sacking on him
@_1EastBowyLogic: All this smoke for Timo Werner is unwarranted. Yeah, I see how someone would be in their feels about it but he was just pointing out what we all know. Stop the cap ... Tuchel has a very specific way of playing football & we’ve had Ziyech say it & yes it takes time to adapt to it.
@Whyiizy1: Time and again I’ll say it - Chelsea frustrates strikers not named Didier Drogba. The one striker who did so well was Diego Costa; and that’s cos he had Fabregas. Drogba and Anelka benefitted from Lampard too. We need passers who enjoy feeding strikers balls.