Werner says he feels more comfortable playing for national team than Chelsea
Chelsea forward Timo Werner admitted that he feels more comfortable playing with the Germany national team than the London club.
Germany secured a 2-0 win over Israel on Saturday with two Chelsea stars; Werner and Kai Havertz, on the scoresheet.
Havertz had been in a fine goalscoring form for Chelsea, so it was hardly a surprise that he brings that form to the national team.
Werner, on the other hand, is a rather interesting case. He has scored 13 goals since the start of the season in all competitions, and six of them are for Germany.
The former RB Leipzig has played a lesser prominent role at Chelsea compared to last season, and he is clearly aware of his situation at Stamford Bridge.
“I’m a striker and always want to score,” he said after Germany’s Israel win (via Daily Mail).
“Things aren’t going the way I’d like at Chelsea, so it’s all the better that things are going well here under Hansi Flick.
“I really enjoy playing football, no matter where I’m playing.
“There are differences in the style of play between football at Chelsea and here.
“Maybe the one at the national team suits me better. Here, I always have scoring chances, I can score goals.
“I feel very comfortable here.”
In fairness, Werner’s recent goalscoring performances for Germany were mostly against teams they should be able to beat comfortably in the first place, such as Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, and Armenia.
Flick’s men were able to create a lot of goalscoring opportunities that benefited their forwards, including Werner.
It was, of course, a different story at Chelsea against Premier League and Champions League teams.