Chelsea striker, Timo Werner has said that the English Premier League is ‘totally different’ to the Bundesliga after making his debut in the club’s 3-1 win at Brighton on Monday night.
The Germany international made an important contribution to the team, making the goalkeeper fell in the box, leading to the team’s first goal. Jorghino coolly converted the spot-kick.
Chelsea eventually ran out 3-1 winner at the Amex Stadium.
Timo Werner speaks on the large difference of the Premier League to Bundesliga
Although Brighton restored parity through Leandro Trossard, Reece James’ stunning strike restored the west London side’s lead just two minutes later. Kurt Zouma then sealed the win with a deflected striker from a corner to secure three points for Frank Lampard’s side.
After playing the game alongside fellow Bundesliga import Kai Havertz, whom they made their debut together, Werner opened up on a ‘hard game’ against the Seagulls. The German striker admitted that there is a huge difference between German football and the Premier League following his first experience of the division,
“It was a hard game after 1-1 but then Reece scored an amazing goal. We are very happy that we won today.
“The game is totally different. There is more space but when you come out in the second half and the game was totally different – [it] changed completely. Brighton gave us a lot of problems.
“I played against three massive defenders, you don’t have that in Germany. I’m happy to be here and I think it was a good first game for me and the team.
“Brighton did very well from the beginning and pressed us high. The second game will become harder because it is Liverpool. I tried and did my best and got an assist for the team.
“We had a lot of players not in the rhythm now but I think we will get better and better when we play more games together,” Werner told Match of the Day.
Kai Havertz struggles
Unlike is fellow German, Kai Havertz struggled to have an influence on the game. But one thing that stood him out is his work rate.
This is expected to be the case fo a player who is just stepping into a new squad in a new country. He also got the praise of Lampard for his work rate in the team.
“It is not a game where you come away and say, ‘here are 10 really vintage moments’, but I thought there were real moments of quality and calmness. It is a big ask [of Havertz] and there is a lot on his shoulders for the signing that he was,” Lampard said in his post-match interview with Sky Sports.