Chelsea Player “annoyed” By Tuchel’s “very critical and skeptical” Attitude. According to Sky Deutschland journalist Florian Plettenberg, there are developing differences between Timo Werner and Thomas Tuchel that could lead to his departure from Chelsea this summer.
Werner was acquired by Chelsea from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig in the summer of 2020 for £45 million. However, the forward’s experience at Stamford Bridge has not gone as planned.
In his two years at the club, the 26-year-old has had trouble securing a spot in the Blues starting XI. In 21 games (1285 minutes) in the Premier League last season, he was only able to score four goals and make one assist.
Prior to the FIFA World Cup in 2022, Werner recently highlighted his ambition to secure consistent playing time. Due to his worries over the same, he also mentioned that he might leave the London giants.
“I could be happy everywhere. It is clear I want to play more and I should play more to first be in good shape for the World Cup and also, to have a chance to play at the World Cup.” He said.
The Germany international’s remarks did not appear to delight Chelsea manager Tuchel. He hit back at the player by urging him to ‘show quality’ and ‘take’ his ‘place’.
Plettenberg now says Werner is “annoyed” with Tuchel because he is “too critical” and “skeptical.” Thus, it seems increasingly likely that the attacker will leave the Premier League team this summer.
“His [Werner’s] possible departure can become a hot topic. Been told that Werner is annoyed of the fact that Tuchel is too critical & skeptical. There is no harmony. Timo likes Chelsea a lot but he wants to play regularly. His big aim: A big role at the World Cup.” The Sky Deutschland journalist wrote on Twitter.
Update #Werner: His possible departure can become a hot topic. Been told that Werner is annoyed of the fact that Tuchel is too critical & skeptical. There is no harmony. Timo likes #CFC a lot but he wants to play regularly. His big aim: A big role at the World Cup. @SkySportDE 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/VnyP8mqn0y
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) July 22, 2022
Now, the question is if Werner can find a new home outside of Stamford Bridge before the transfer window closes.