Chelsea new boy Timo Werner’s “obsessive quest for goals” will help him settle in the Premier League.
That’s the view of former Germany striker Oliver Bierhoff, who’s suggested his style of play may not help out his new team-mates.
Chelsea’s latest summer signing is due to link up with his new team-mates in the coming weeks having finished the current campaign with RB Leipzig.
His exceptional scoring record of 78 goals in 127 league appearances means Blues fans are expecting goals galore next term.
But Bierhoff, now the managing director for national teams and academy at the German FA (DFB), has suggested he may need to look up more to find his team-mates in Lampard’s team.
“I played outside of Germany for 13 out of 17 years and it was brilliant. I think it’s a courageous decision and a good one for Timo,” he told The Athletic.
Timo Werner will be leading the line for Chelsea next season
“We often see players who go abroad grow in personality. Take Per Mertesacker, at Arsenal. Bernd Leno, too. Marc-Andre ter Stegen (at Barcelona), Ilkay Gundogan (at Manchester City). Toni Kroos (at Real Madrid), Antonio Rudiger (at Chelsea).
“In a foreign country, you are left to your own devices. There’s a risk factor involved, but I would always do it again because you mature so much.
“Italy was a shock to me at first. You believe football is the same everywhere, but it’s totally different everywhere. The people are different, the dressing room humour is different, communication is different, the game is different.
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