Report: What Werner was spotted doing to Tuchel in CL final now shared, was awful for his Chelsea career

Reports suggest Timo Werner was still able to annoy Thomas Tuchel despite Chelsea winning the Champions League final last year.

According to The Athletic, a source claimed that Werner was not taking any notice of the manager’s instructions in the second half, seeing him quickly subbed off.

The Blues were holding on to a 1-0 first half lead, after Kai Havertz’s goal had put them ahead.

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Realistically though, they should have been even further ahead, with Werner seeing a number of good chances fall his way in the opening exchanges.

Nevertheless, the Blues were having to work hard to hold off the free-flowing City side, with the manager’s instructions key in such a pressure moment.

It appears these instructions weren’t being received by the 26-year-old, with The Athletic’s source claiming that’s when they believed his days at Stamford Bridge were numbered.

Werner ignored Tuchel in CL final

He has now returned to RB Leipzig, where he will be looking to revive his career which had begun to go stagnant.

His gametime in West London had heavily dropped off over the last 12 months, with Tuchel seemingly not trusting him in Premier League fixtures.

With the World Cup only a few months away, he will also have been wary that a lack of minutes will have made a decision over his position in the Germany squad a lot more difficult to make.

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His best football has undoubtedly played with the Bundesliga side, and he will now have the opportunity to partner Christopher Nkunku this season.

Gametime at Stamford Bridge would have been even harder to come by this season following the signing of Raheem Sterling this summer.

The Englishman is likely to be a locked in member of Tuchel’s front three this season, and him preferring to play on the left would have left Werner essentially surplus to requirements.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.