Chelsea fans won’t believe what Timo Werner has done on RB Leipzig debut
Timo Werner left Chelsea recently to rejoin RB Leipzig, and he is off to a good start at his new and former club.
Timo Werner has already scored for his new club after leaving Chelsea.
Chelsea spent more than £47million to take Werner to Stamford Bridge, but just two years and 10 Premier League goals later, the forward has left.
Werner spoke this summer about needing regular football ahead of the World Cup this winter, when he will hope to jet off to Qatar with Germany.
After those comments, it was believed Werner would leave Chelsea on loan, but he wound up leaving permanently for a fee of around £25million.
Werner returned to RB Leipzig, where he scored a hugely impressive 78 goals in 127 league appearances across four years.
After a tricky spell in front of goal at Chelsea, Werner is already off the mark again for Leipzig, scoring on his debut on Saturday.
The German scored the opener in a 2-2 home draw with Koln, and it was a tasty strike from range.
Werner took aim from distance and found the bottom corner, though the goalkeeper certainly should have done better. The goal can be seen here.
Still, there was a confidence about Wener as he executed the long-distance effort, and there are already signs of him returning to his best form at Leipzig.
Speaking after returning to Leipzig, Werner said: “I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t thought about other clubs as well. After careful consideration, however, it became clear relatively quickly that the move back to Leipzig would be a very good one.
“Next to the club, the coach is the most important component for the player. I had very good talks with Domenico Tedesco. We’re both Swabians, so we can communicate very well (laughs).
“We were very taken by the idea of working together afterwards. Of course, I also had my sights set on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I want to prepare for that in the best possible way - and the best way to do that is through playing time.
“I didn’t get that in my second year at Chelsea FC. Therefore, I wanted to move to a familiar environment without a long acclimatization period, where I get the opportunity to play, where I know what kind of football is played, and the club also knows how I play.
“Another aspect was the city itself: Everyone knows I felt very comfortable here. London is a huge city, and I’m going to miss London a lot.
“But it’s nice to be able to visit typical German bakeries again and buy typical German food. At the same time, the way home is much shorter again now. I think I have only been able to visit my family once in the past two years.
“I’m just looking forward to Germany again and to being able to experience the Bundesliga. It’s a very, very big league, not much inferior to the Premier League.
“And I’m also looking forward to seeing our fans. I’ve always had a very good relationship with them. The people of Leipzig have supported me even in the tough times. I’m really up for the chance to play in front of them again.”