Thomas Tuchel has discussed how he is trying to ‘bring out the best’ in Timo Werner following the forward’s struggle for goals in recent weeks.
Werner arrived at Chelsea with a burgeoning reputation from RB Leipzig but after making a bright start has struggled for form and confidence of late, failing to score in his past 12 league appearances.
The 24-year-old was once again out-of-sorts despite Chelsea securing their first victory of Tuchel’s reign with a 2-0 win over Burnley last weekend, spurning a number of opportunities with his confidence visibly low.
Tuchel has now spoken on the underperforming star and has vowed to ‘bring out the best’ in the Germany international ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Tottenham, insisting he will take time to make Werner ‘feel comfortable again on the pitch’ as the forward bids to end his goal drought.
“With every player we try to create a relationships,” said Tuchel at his pre-match press conference.
“Every guy is different. Some need to be close and some need to be alone. We find out what suits him and allows him to open up and feel comfortable again on the pitch. It is our responsibility to create moments where he can bring out his best, which means attacking the space in behind to use his speed.
“We create situations with the whole team to use his strengths. You can talk in training but nothing matters if they don’t score in the game. He has good memories at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He has scored for Chelsea and RB Leipzig there and he is not looking for excuses. He is working hard with a smile.”