Timo Werner has revealed his relief after he finally put an end to his 15 Premier League game goal drought after his striker helped Chelsea overcome Newcastle at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
Werner’s first league strike since November 7 meant the German went without a goal for exactly 1,000 minutes, which saw him heavily criticised for his role in the team – especially when the Blues parted with £53million to bring him in last summer.
Thomas Tuchel had insisted only a goal could restore Werner’s shattered confidence and it appears that his strike against the Magpies has done just that, after he revealed that he was ‘happy’ to end his voodoo in front of goal.
Werner told Sky Sports after the 2-0 victory: ‘I think as a striker, you always want to score.
‘The last month I was not happy about not scoring, but it’s a team sport and when we win, everything is good. When I help my team with assists, winning penalties and now with scoring, I’m happy.’For a striker, it’s much worse when you don’t come into the situation and you don’t have chances. I had a lot of chances and I missed them. Today, my team brought me a lot of situations where I could score and that’s the important thing for me.’
In what would’ve been a cruel twist of fate, Werner almost saw his goal chalked off after the ball went agonisingly close to brushing Olivier Giroud’s arm before falling to the striker’s feet at the back post.