Timo Werner has insisted that he is up to the task of being Chelsea’s main man in attack, despite the Germany international making a slow start to life in England.
The 24-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig after showcasing his prolific goalscoring ability over the last few seasons for both club and country, with manager Frank Lampard keen to bolster his forward line.
While it’s still early days, the former Stuttgart man hasn’t quite got into his stride just yet, with Werner having scored just four times and provided three assists in the Premier League this season, although that has come with the German often being deployed on the left of the front three.
There have plenty of examples of his electric pace and ability to stretch opposition defences, though the forward struggle to make an impact in games in recent weeks, with Chelsea falling to defeat in their last two league matches.
Despite not quite making the flying start to life under Lampard that many expected, Werner has insisted that he is more than capable of handling the ‘pressure’ that comes with being the main forward at such a high profile club.
“It does matter how much you cost,” he said, as per the Chelsea website. “It’s always a bit of pressure when you come to a new club and you want to score by your own but now you also want to score for your new team-mates, for your club.
“You have to score and the pressure you have in every new club, but I think I can handle it very well because I got the same pressure at my old club and everybody wanted me to score. It’s not something new to me but now it’s a new ground from where I’ve been so its new people and new players around me.
“So the pressure is a little bit higher than the last years but I think good footballers are the best under pressure and that’s my plan, I can do very well under pressure.”