Werner hits out at ex-Chelsea boss Tuchel: "It was not really fair"
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Timo Werner has criticized ex-Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel for treating him unfairly during their joint time in London.
|Timo Werner.||Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche|
Werner left Leipzig to join Chelsea in 2020, but returned two years later after a difficult period at the London club.
Looking back at his time at Chelsea, the 26-year-old feels Tuchel treated him unfairly.
"I had a very good first six months at Chelsea, which was what the supporters and club expected of me. I scored the goals and played good games," Werner told The Sun.
"When you come from the kind of success I had in Germany or with Chelsea — playing nearly every game in the first season, winning the Champions League in 2021, scoring in the semi-final against Real Madrid, making a lot of goals. Then all this gets a little bit forgotten by the manager, it was not really fair.
"That was also a reason I had to move back to Leipzig, to get the enjoyment again. I didn't feel that any more but you need it to be successful. In the end a manager likes some players more than others — it’s completely normal and you have to accept that (...) In the end, I just wanted out."
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