Chelsea forward Timo Werner has claimed there are “no excuses” for him to take a long time adjusting to English football and he wants to try hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge.
Despite failing to score on his competitive debut for the Blues, the 24-year-old looked extremely sharp in the 3-1 Premier League win away to Brighton on Monday night.
The Germany international lead the line for Frank Lampard’s side and showed a real threat in behind the opposition with his pace, plus he won the penalty that teammate Jorginho converted.
Chelsea have signed Werner from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig in this window and he’s arrived in West London with big expectation on his shoulders.
The rapid striker has heaped the pressure on himself by stating he can’t use the excuse for the opening months of the season that he’s in a new league and he’s desperate to start well.
“Maybe I need two or three games, but in the end I want to play as good as possible and have no excuses to say ‘I have to adapt after 10 or 15 games’. I want to come in the league and be the best Timo I can be as soon as possible,” Werner said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
Chelsea fans can be excited by the very little they’ve heard from Werner, as it sounds like he’s got an elite mentality and he’s got the makings of being a talisman in Lampard’s team.
The speedster scored 34 goals and supplied 15 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions last season for Leipzig, which just highlights that the Blues have signed a frontman who knows where the net is.
He was unfortunate not to score on his debut recently against Brighton, but he’s got the tools to cause a real threat to defending league champions Liverpool in Sunday’s fixture with them and it’s great to have a player so eager to succeed.