Timo Werner is looking forward to his career at Chelsea. For him the blues are a world club and the move to London is just the right step. It strikes the striker that he doesn’t finish the Champions League with RB.
After four years at RB Leipzig, Timo Werner ventured into the Premier League adventure and joined Chelsea. “It just felt right right now for me to change clubs,” the striker explained in an interview with the kicker, “you always say that you should go when it’s best. Perhaps it will do just fine. ”
“It was time to use the momentum and go to a world club,” says Werner, “I want to become a figure that you can trust and rely on, just like in Leipzig.” Chelsea had “not just one exciting package offered, but also gave the best feeling and tried extremely hard for me. ”
The blues around coach Frank Lampard made every effort to lure the 24-year-old to London. “You actually called a lot and really tried with all your heart to convince me of Chelsea,” emphasizes Werner, “I felt in every conversation that I was really wanted, and I felt that this was the right step. Since I decided this a few weeks ago, I have not even regretted it. ”
The striker does not care that Chelsea may not currently be category 1 in terms of sport: “Three years ago, Chelsea in England was exactly what Manchester City was last and Liverpool are today: champions. In the Premier League, the momentum can quickly change again. I feel that Chelsea is currently building a really strong team for the next few years. ”
Werner received criticism for the decision not to finish the Champions League with Leipzig. “It was a joint decision by everyone involved,” he justifies. It needed this “clear step and cut for all sides.” It would “hurt him a lot not to finish the Champions League with RB.”
Economically, the decision not to offer Werner in the Champions League anymore makes absolute sense for Leipzig. According to ‘kicker’, the Saxons would have to shell out two more months’ wages. Each Werner assignment would therefore cost RB four to five million euros.