Timo Werner has delivered his reaction to Chelsea’s 3-3 draw against Southampton.
It turned out to be a bittersweet afternoon for the Germany international at Stamford Bridge as his first Premier League goals since joining from RB Leipzig in the summer transfer window were almost in vain.
After putting the Blues 2-0 up with two fantastic strikes early in the first-half, the Saints fought back with goals from Danny Ings and Che Adams either side of the break.
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Kai Havertz quickly restored the lead with his first league goal, but the Blues were unable to see out the win as Jannik Vestergaard grabbed a late equaliser.
Speaking after the game, head coach Frank Lampard couldn’t hide his frustration at dropping points at home.
“Yes, I am frustrated and the players are. They would be because the first half was as good as we have played this season,” he said in his post-match press conference.
“Very much so, we played some great football. Get some good goals and we could have had some more.
“When you concede before half-time, you know that can change the tone of the game a lot. Then, we go 3-2 up and concede a late goal from a free kick.
“It is disappointing, you want to pick up points at home against teams like Southampton, irrespective of them being a good team who can make things very difficult for you. In the second half, we could have dealt with it better.”
Equally downbeat about the result was Werner and he reacted with an 11-word message on social media which didn’t even mention his goals.
“What a disappointment for us to not win this game today,” he posted on Instagram.
Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta echoed what Werner said with a social media message of his own.
“Disappointed result this afternoon,” he wrote on Twitter. “Champions League starts on Tuesday and we have to…