Chelsea star said he was pleased with his display vs Zenit despite the result

Timo Werner felt content with his performance against Zenit St Petersburg, regardless of the disappointing result from a Chelsea point of view.

Speaking to the Champions League reporters after the side’s 3-3 draw last night, Werner seemed in good spirits in regards to his own personal display.

Werner on a high

The 25-year-old has every right to be partly positive about yesterday’s enthralling fixture in Russia.

He netted only the third brace of his Chelsea career, plus added another assist to the CV.

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His opener could not have been more straightforward; a simple tap in virtually on the goal line.

The second – which came six minutes from time – was far less routine.

After a slick passing move from the boys in Blue, Christian Pulisic fed the German international inside the Zenit penalty area.

Upon collecting the ball on his left foot, Werner shifted onto his right and struck low past the goalkeeper.

It was a genuinely top finish, which is something which hasn’t recently associated with the former RB Leipzig star man.

“Very happy about my performance. It feels good to score two goals and one assist but in the end I’m disappointed that we didn’t win,” admitted the speedy centre-forward.

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“I think when you lead two minutes before finishing the game you have to win it so on one side I’m happy with my performance and about the performance of our team, but on the other side a bit disappointed that we don’t win.”

Chelsea’s European fate

Werner’s frustration must’ve been echoed throughout the Chelsea dressing after the full-time whistle.

Thomas Tuchel’s team were almost over the line, with top spot in the group nearly secured, before Zenit equalised in the dying embers of the contest.

That result meant Juventus claimed pole position, following their 1-0 win against Malmo.

Finishing second means the Blues could face Ajax, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Lille in the knockout stages.

It’s probably pretty obvious which of the four Tuchel would like to take on next…

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.