‘I can’t be satisfied’: £45m Chelsea player discusses his future at Stamford Bridge

Timo Werner has admitted that he “can’t be satisfied” not starting regularly at Chelsea, but refused to say that meant his future lies away from Stamford Bridge. 

Werner has started just three of the opening seven Premier League games this season, albeit two came in recent fixtures before the international break. 

The £45million attacker received a fair amount of stick during his debut season in English football last year, despite the fact he was part of the Chelsea group that won the Champions League. 

He finished the 2020/21 campaign with 12 goals and 15 assists for the Blues. However, he’s become renowned for missing clear goalscoring chances. 

The Germany international has played down any speculation of him wanting to depart Chelsea. He does admit that things move quickly in football, though. 

“Of course, I can’t be satisfied if I don’t play. Of course I want to be a regular in a big team. But I’m not saying that if I don’t play 10 or 15 games from the start by Christmas, I really want to leave. Things happen relatively quickly in football. I have to look at the bigger picture to make my decision,” Werner said.

His comments this week come after it was reported earlier this month that Werner would wait until next summer to consider his Chelsea future. 

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Is Timo Werner turning a corner?

Werner scored in last weekend’s league win against Southampton, proving he adds real pace and excitement to the starting line-up when he plays. 

The 25-year-old has linked up with his national side now after scoring three goals in his last three Germany caps, so it should be a chance for him to build some momentum. 

He must feel the love from Blues supporters inside Stamford Bridge when he plays. In fact, there is a real desire from plenty of the fanbase to see him become a mainstay in Thomas Tuchel’s XI. 

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Does the German have long-term future?

It sounds like from all angles this season will determine whether or not Werner sticks around in London.

Werner’s comments, along with the recent report, suggests he will see how these next nine months plays out.

Tony Cascarino recently suggested that Tuchel has sent a message to Werner warning him to improve, so all eyes will be on him to see how he fares moving forward.

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