Thomas Tuchel backs Timo Werner to improve and insist the club will get better with or without a new center forward

Timo Werner has been backed by manager Thomas Tuchel to rediscover the form that made him switch camp from RB Leipzig to Chelsea last summer.

The German international arrived at Stamford Bridge in a deal worth around £45 million, however the forward has struggled for form in his maiden season at Chelsea, scoring just six times in 31 Premier League outings.

With lack of goals to his game, Timo Werner has also missed several key opportunities over the course of the campaign, prompting Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel to recently admit the 25-year-old inability to convert big chances is becoming frustrating.

However, when questioned whether a 20-goal striker will make a key difference to his team, by Sky Sports, Tuchel said:”You will not find one manager who will not add 20-goal striker to his squad. I cannot have enough of them, if you can guarantee that.

“But this is what Chelsea bought, they bought Timo Werner and he is a 20/30-goal striker a year. Now he is struggling a little bit, for the first time in his career.

“I have known him since he was 17. He scored every year in the youth football. When he was 16 he played under-18, when he was 17 he player under-19 and never stopped scoring.

“In any transfer, there are risk of adaptions, change of country, change of mentality. It needs time. It’s not a puzzle where you identify one piece and you go out and find the exact piece, it’s more than that and that’s why there is no rush and no panic.”

Reports claims Chelsea have made former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku their No.1 target this summer following news of accepting a defeat in the pursuit of Erling Halaand.

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Tuchel on whether a new striker will improve his team

And when asked if the introduction of a new striker into the club’s setup will make Chelsea more frightening in attack, Tuchel insisted his side will get better next season, with or without a new striker.

“One thing is very, very clear, we will be stronger next year. If we play with the same squad, we’ll be stronger because I demand it myself. I’m more experienced, we are more used to each other we know each other better.

“This is all set to the next step and to not stay on the same level. The guys are hungry, they have the mentality and the attitude that is needed to grow and to get better.

“That is why I’m 100 percent sure that even if we do absolutely nothing, we have a lot of players who have not reached that top level yet.”

Thomas Tuchel is looking forward to lead Chelsea to their second Champions League trophy and a win against Real Madrid will see the Blues through to the final.


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