Mason Mount said Timo Werner needs to be “harsh on himself” after missing a few big chances in Saturday’s win over Newcastle United.
The 24-year-old brilliant run and assist for Tammy Abraham’s goal helped Chelsea secure the victory at St James’ Park.
They could have ended the game with a more comfortable result, however.
While Steve Bruce’ men defended with numbers around their penalty box which made it hard for Werner to make any forward run, the Germany international still had a few opportunities to score in both halves.
Mount said he reminded Werner that as a top striker, he should be burying those chances.
“In the first half, the chance where I [gave the ball] to Tammy and Tammy passed it [to Werner] on the corner — I see [these chances] go in day in day out in training,” Mount told Chelsea TV after the game (via Chelsea’s 5th Stand app)
“I said to him, ‘That’s a goal for you, you need to score them’.
“He’s a top, top player. He needs to be harsh on himself to score these goals and he knows that.
“Comes next week, he’ll put that one away and same with the one in the second half.
“I’m disappointed with my [miss] as well. I feel I should be scoring them.
“We’re all tough on each other and on ourselves because we want to be pushing to get to number one.”
The England international also emphasised the importance of these honest talks among the players.
“We need to have that in the group where if someone doesn’t score or makes a mistake, we can tell them,” he added.
“Every top team including Chelsea team in the past had that with the gaffer [Lampard] and John Terry — we have to have that in our group to have chance of winning trophies.”