Timo Werner Blames Tuchel’s Tactics For Chelsea Exit. Timo Werner has revealed that a lack of playing time has persuaded him to leave Chelsea.
Werner came from Leipzig and joined the Blues in 2020 for £47.5 million. The German international, who scored 23 goals in 89 appearances for Chelsea, failed to meet expectations while playing at Stamford Bridge.
Last week, Werner scored on his second Bundesliga debut, securing a return to Leipzig. Werner said that Tuchel‘s coaching style played a significant role in his decision to leave Chelsea.
“For me, the fun of playing football is in the foreground,” he told the Einfach mal Luppen podcast.
“Of course, I had great success at Chelsea, but the fun got a bit lost in the end because I didn’t play regularly anymore.
“I think the coach’s system of play didn’t suit me perfectly. That’s why it was clear to me that I wanted to take a new step. I’m at an age where I want to play as much as I can.
“I really associate very great successes with Chelsea – the greatest of my career. It will always be a special club for me. I will also stay in touch with many of the players from the team.”