Thomas Tuchel launched a valiant defence of misfiring Timo Werner in his press conference before the game against West Brom on Saturday.
The German manager came prepared as he delivered a passionate speech when asked questions about the poor form that Timo Werner finds himself in at the moment.
Tuchel reiterated his striker’s ability, which saw Chelsea splash the cash on him in the summer, as he said that Werner has been scoring goals since he was 5 years of age.
The Blues boss further backed his player as he revealed that the 25-year-old will be leading the line for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion tomorrow.
“It’s an easy solution at the moment to point the finger at Timo which I cannot fully understand, and I will not accept. And I’m happy that he’s back here, because here he’s protected. We demand a lot from him and we get a lot from him.”
“The best thing is to look at the situation honestly, not focus on the bad things, but look at it honestly. Which is that, yes, he is in a moment where he lacks confidence, where things are not too easy.”
“The ball simply does not work out like it usually works out, but he works hard for us. Let’s say, if this is the most critical point of his career so far, look at the data, look at the statistics. He scores still for us, he is making assists for us, he is winning decisive penalties for us.”
“So if this is the most critical point in your career, you can still accept it and say ‘OK it’s pretty impressive so far. And I trust and I hope that he does the same, and I talk to him about it.”
“This guy has scored goals since he was five years old, and he never stopped, so he can trust that his brain and his body remembers to do that because it is absolutely usual for him to score. So it will come back; it is just a matter of time.”
Chelsea fans loved the support on display from their manager as they reckon Tuchel’s rousing message should do the former RB Leipzig star’s confidence a world of good –
Everybody should listen to this.— Raf (@CFC_Raf) April 2, 2021
Thomas Tuchel speaking about Timo Werner.
I really like how Tuchel is handling Timo. I just hope that Werner can gain some confidence and start scoring.— Jeff Penberton (@jeffpenberton__) April 2, 2021
Yet another class press conference from Tuchel,, the way he articulates his answers especially regarding Werner is unreal to watch—
(@Harry_Chelsea__) April 2, 2021
Tuchel’s press conference— big T (@terrydebrah_) April 2, 2021
especially on Werner
There’s no way Timo Werner’s confidence isn’t going to shoot up after watching Tuchel’s speech.— Dimeji Macaulay (@dmjcares) April 2, 2021
Brilliant handling of Werner by Tuchel. I would be willing to bet it pays off soon.— Dennis Brumfield (@dmbiiwvu) April 2, 2021
OH MY GOD WHAT A PASSIONATE REPLY FROM TUCHEL WHEN ASKED ABOUT WERNER AGAIN IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE. Woww.— Global Man. (@timoGOATner) April 2, 2021
Do watch it if you haven’t. I’ve literally never seen such a reply by any manager ever