Germany forward — and one-time rumored Bayern Munich transfer target — Timo Werner had an up-and-down season during his first season at Chelsea, but the speedy 25-year-old is ready to learn from his experience this season.
“The year had highs and lows for me. I was able to learn a lot and improve in certain areas. I should have scored a few more goals; I’m working on being more clinical,” said Werner at a press conference today (as captured by the DFB Twitter account).
Because he struggled with this finishing at times, Werner has found himself outside Germany’s starting XI. That is something that Werner hopes to change.
“As a striker, you should also work on improving your impact off the bench. At this level, it’s normal to be used as a sub at times. It’s important to show the coach that you can help the team,” Werner said. “At the moment, I’m outside the starting eleven, but I’m not the player who sits in the stands and sulks. You make yourself available for the team. Of course, I hope that I get playing time.”
Regardless of where he falls on the roster initially, Werner is eyeing a strong performance for Die Mannschaft during the Euros.
“We want to be involved right until the very last game. To do so, we have to bring all of our quality onto the pitch. The coaches and the team are working really hard on that,” Werner said. “Two, two and a half weeks of preparation for the tournament will have to be enough, but we know who the opposition are. We’re ready.”