As the two sides meet in the FA Cup final, Timo Werner has declared that he has no regrets about choosing Chelsea over Liverpool. Werner was set to join Liverpool in the summer of 2020, but instead chose to join Chelsea for £53 million from RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.
The 26-year-old has struggled in the Premier League since his arrival, but he has still managed to help Chelsea win the Champions League, Club World Cup, and Super Cup. The German forward, on the other hand, has been heavily chastized throughout his time at Stamford Bridge for his inconsistency in front of goal and failure to secure a starting spot.
When the Blues meet Liverpool in the FA Cup final at Wembley, Werner will try to win his fourth trophy with the club. “The only thing I can tell is that they have a German manager,” he said to the Evening Standard when asked how close he was to joining Liverpool.
I knew him from when he mentioned heading to Dortmund while I was in Stuttgart. Then I didn’t play very well, and it was all over. ‘ I had the opportunity to see the Premier League while I was at Leipzig. ‘ I also had Liverpool on my mind and they were a strong contender for me, but I ultimately chose Chelsea, and won the Champions League last season. Despite the fact that his deal with Liverpool fell through, Werner was full of admiration for Klopp. “
In Germany, he was one of the best coaches we had.” “Not to disparage our management, but he has won the most titles in recent years.” He has a pleasant demeanor, which the Germans adore since he appears to be amusing. The Germans admire people like Thomas Muller and Jurgen Klopp because they are compassionate. They say what they think, which is really crucial in our industry.
‘He’s real. He’s a funny guy who also tries to bring people along with his authority on the sidelines. That’s how we Germans prefer it.’
The striker also praised his own manager, Thomas Tuchel, who won the Champions League just four months after being hired to save Chelsea’s season last year. Tuchel’s sixth final since taking over from Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January 2021.
Werner has 11 goals in 37 appearances. That came after a difficult season in which he only scored 12 goals, four of which came in November.
He admits, “It was a little odd.” ‘It seemed like every chance I missed last season was followed by a VAR judgment that was overturned. ‘”
It seemed like there was always more. If I scored half of the goals allowed by VAR that were disallowed, I would have scored 15 Premier League goals and 25 or 30 overall — a normal season for me. ‘ But you have to keep going, as I realized over the course of two seasons. It cannot always rise. ‘ The last year was always moving up in the five years before that to Chelsea. I’ve never experienced as many scoring troubles as I have in the last year.