Chelsea striker Timo Werner has welcomed Thomas Müller’s return to the German national team for the European Championship despite the increased competitive situation. The 25-year-old also spoke about his first season with the Blues and Julian Nagelsmann’s commitment to FC Bayern Munich.
“Thomas will help our team a lot. He and Mats (Hummels, editor’s note. Red.) have performed in the past two years and have shown at a very high level that they are still world-class players, “said Werner im Sport1-Interview.
The FC Chelsea striker hopes that Müller will also gain advantages for his own game. “If someone like Thomas comes out of the Bundesliga with over 20 assists, my hope is of course that he’ll give me a goal one time or another at the European Championships,” said the 25-year-old, who is in the DFB squad “the quality, winning the EM “sees:” We could form a starting line-up that has consistently been in at least the semi-finals of the premier class for the last one or two years. “
Werner sees it positively that the three-time European champion Germany is not the hunted one at the last tournament by national coach Joachim Löw: “Maybe it does us good, sometimes not to go into the tournament as a top favorite, but as an underdog, which gives us a little more freedom can play. “
Werner is also looking forward to working with Hansi Flick this autumn. “He’s a very nice person and really a great coach. Even if I haven’t played in his team before, he always had encouraging words for me,” said Werner. After the European Championships (June 11th to July 11th), Flick succeeds Joachim Löw.
Werner: Bayern with Nagelsmann “a dangerous opponent”
The Chelsea striker would have wished for someone other than his ex-coach Julian Nagelsmann to succeed Flick at FC Bayern, “because FC Bayern will always be a dangerous opponent for us in the Champions League,” speculated Werner. “With the player potential and the skills that Julian has, Bayern can become very, very good. Similar to Flick.”
Werner drew a mixed conclusion about his first season at Chelsea. “I now play a lot more physically, use my body a lot more and have become more robust,” said Werner. But: “The expectations of me at the beginning of the season were a little higher than I was actually able to meet on the pitch. When it comes to goals, I’m obviously not happy with my haul.”
In 35 Premier League games, the striker scored just six goals. But he has by no means regretted his move from RB Leipzig to the island. “Definitely no!” Said Werner, who is reaching for the Champions League title with Chelsea on Saturday in Porto against Manchester City.
Across all competitions, Werner has twelve goals and 15 assists in 51 games. “That makes me the leader at Chelsea. Above all, I’ve improved a lot with assists. But of course every missed scoring opportunity hurts,” said the 25-year-old and promised: “Next year it will start from scratch, I will continue to work hard and maybe the football god will mean it a little better for me next season. “