Prem is ‘tougher than I expected’ says Chelsea forward Werner

Chelsea forward Timo Werner has admitted that the Premier League is tougher than he expected, amid a downturn in form.

The Germany international has failed to score in his last five league appearances.

His poor form has led to claims that he should be dropped by manager Frank Lampard.


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Speaking about his form recently, Werner said: “The Premier League is a little bit different to the old league that I used to play in.

“I have to say it’s tougher than I thought. The contact here is harder than in Germany.

“I think it’s also hard when you play every three days and the Champions League, then you have to play on Saturday against teams that can rest the whole week.

“It makes it not easy to be the best in every game. But the Premier League is very fun to play in.

“The beginning was very good, now after a lot of games I don’t know if it’s normal but I’m struggling a little bit.

“There are lots of games at the moment and I think there’s some chances that I’ve missed two or three weeks ago that were not the best.

“I should try to do my best to be the best footballer that I can be in this league. I think I’ll adapt well.”

When asked about his £47 million transfer fee impacting his form, Werner said: “It does matter how much you cost.

“It’s always a bit of pressure when you come to a new club and you want to score on your own, but now you also want to score for your new team-mates, for your club.

“You have to score and (it is) the pressure you have in every new club, but I think I can handle it very well. I got the same pressure at my old club and everybody wanted me to score.

“It’s not something new to me.”

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