Chelsea forward Timo Werner confesses that he had his career’s “worst and unluckiest season” and admits to having mixed feelings. This season, Werner had double-digit goals and assists.
“In terms of scoring and missing chances, it was the worst season, but in the end, I still have 27 goal contributions,” he told The Telegraph. “I think I’m the first in our team for that, so it was not everything bad.”
He had a reputation as one of Europe’s most prolific attackers before arriving in London. He signed an agreement for a sum in the region of £45 million (€50 million). Timo Werner joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig in June and has jumbled emotions about his first year in England.
“A lot of people’s expectations for me outside the club but also inside were very high because of my goalscoring record. I also assisted many goals last year in my old club.”
“But I think the main reason why they brought me here in the club is to score and maybe at the end 12 goals and six goals in the Premier League, that’s not good enough.”
However, in his first season in English football, the German international has not reached the same heights as European football. The 25-year-old has scored 12 goals in 51 appearances in 2020-21.
“You have to say that I have 12 goals and 15 assists or something like that in every competition and 27 goal contributions – that’s not so bad in what’s maybe my unluckiest season.”
“It is also maybe my worst season I’ve had for many years. If I’m scoring next season, hopefully, maybe people will become happier with me.”