FFor the German national soccer striker Timo Werner, after a difficult six months at Chelsea FC, under the new coach Thomas Tuchel, “the first look ahead” is taking place. The fact that he can also speak to the coach in German is a great advantage, as he emphasizes in the “Kicker” magazine interview: “Even though I work a lot on my English, I couldn’t always express myself as I wanted before, and had to be careful not to get me wrong. Of course, that’s no longer a problem, you almost feel a bit at home. ”
The re was no question of that in the first six months. After a good start, Werner slipped into the goal crisis and criticized. “Of course I noticed that in such a lull you are no longer necessarily referred to as a super striker. In the last few months I’ve been brought down to earth, ”said Werner.
Gündogan praises Mönchengladbach
But since Tuchel succeeded Frank Lampard, Werner and the club have been looking up again. Meanwhile, the Blues are fifth in the Premier League, even if it was against the now table-13 on Saturday. Southampton FC only made it 1-1.
National player Ilkay Gündogan, who plays for Manchester City in the Premier League, also spoke in the “kicker” and praised the qualities of the Bundesliga club before the Champions League duel with Borussia Mönchengladbach. “I don’t see any team in Europe against which Gladbach would have no chance. The y have played too many really good games this season for that, ”said the 30-year-old.
Before the first leg in the round of 16 on Wednesday in Budapest (9 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Champions League and DAZN), the midfielder also expressed his appreciation for the work of sports director Max Eberl. “He always finds the right words. I admire him for the fact that he sometimes swims against the current, doesn’t give populist answers, but still puts his finger in the wound if necessary. He always seems very human to me, ”said Gündogan.