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Timo Werner likens goalscoring form to ‘picking girls in disco’

Timo Werner opened up on an unusual bit of advice that has helped to instil a feeling of ease despite the poor goalscoring run that he finds himself in since joining Chelsea in a £47million move from RB Leipzig.

In the Mike’d Up podcast for the official Chelsea YouTube channel, the German striker revealed how scoring goals is similar to getting lucky (if you’re a guy) at a disco.

Werner said – “They go to the disco, they want to have a girl. They don’t get a girl because they want it. The next day they go to the disco, stand at the side and 100 girls come because they like him. You feel a good feeling, and it’s the same in football.”

It is clear that the 25-year-old is lacking the confidence he was filled with while playing in the Bundesliga last season, but despite the poor run, Werner has been involved in 22 goals/assists for Chelsea this season.

Though, the German forward admitted that lack of confidence isn’t the only reason for the scarcity in goals as he revealed how there was language barrier when Frank Lampard was at helm at Chelsea.

A problem which soon disappeared with the arrival of Thomas Tuchel

“Of course, you speak another language” – said Timo while explaining the communication issue he faced under Lampard.

“For you guys (the hosts), when you come from America to London or England is much easier because it’s the same language.

“German is completely different to English. We learned it in school, but it’s always hard to understand.

“For example, when we had Lampard as the manager before, everything was in English, but now (under Tuchel) it’s more in German as well, so it’s easier for me.

“To understand everything at the beginning was not easy.”

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By Surjit Patowary

Extremely passionate, detail-oriented when it comes to football. Obsessed with the news. Fact-checking is life!

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