Timo Werner breaks silence on Chelsea transfer exit and admits worrying trend at Stamford Bridge

TimoWerner endured a difficult spell during his time at Stamford Bridge but has no bitter feelings.

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Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner says he had one “eye laughing” and one “eye crying” during his two year spell in west London.

The striker signed for Chelsea after a successful spell at RB Leipzig and had scored 32 goals in all competitions before joining the Blues.

He was in red-hot form and was wanted by Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool before deciding to go to Chelsea then managed by Frank Lampard.

At Chelsea an underwhelming first season saw him bag only 12 goals and even though the campaign was hit with covid complications, his second wasn’t any better with just 11 goals to show for.

He did win the Champions League and enjoyed some spell of promise- but there were merely spells and lacked the continuity and fluidity someone with his skill and quality needs to have.

He told the German FA it was quite a difficult time even though he enjoyed living in London.

He said: “Personally, it wasn’t the very best time I had imagined something more. I learned a lot, won the Champions League and other trophies.

“I enjoyed the two years abroad very much – and enjoyed London very much. I had one laughing eye and one crying eye.

“In Leipzig, not everything went so smoothly in the first few weeks, but the football under the new coach suits me very well and prepares me for what is required in the national team.”

Chelsea has changed so much since Werner left this summer with the team now managed by Graham Potter after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues also have brought in Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fill up the void upfront created by Werner’s departure and that of Romelu Lukaku.