Timo Werner who joined the Stamford Bridge outfit from the German Bundesliga side has revealed the big difference between their current manager and the immediate past.
The striker has admitted that having a German-speaking head coach has made a big difference to his Chelsea career following Thomas Tuchel’s recent arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel was appointed as the Blues’ new head coach last month following the sacking of Frank Lampard.
Lampard oversaw five defeats in his last eight Premier League games in charge, leading to owner Roman Abramovich opting to call time on the former midfielder’s time in charge of the Blues.
But since Tuchel’s appointment, Chelsea have not looked back, winning six of their first eight games in all competitions of the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain chief’s tenure.
As well as improving collectively, Werner, who joined the club from RB Leipzig last summer, has also shown signs of improvement under Tuchel. Whilst he may have only scored once since his fellow countryman’s arrival in west London, his overall performances have improved considerably.
And Werner has put that down to having a German-speaking coach now working with him, insisting his arrival has marked a new beginning in his Chelsea career.
Werner told Sky Sports: “When you have a new manager it is, every time, a new beginning for everybody, so it was a new beginning for me as well, because I said, ‘OK, I missed so many chances, I missed so many points and maybe I will start now.’
“I understood the old manager very well, it was not because of the language. But I think when you can talk German to someone, you can explain some things easier, and maybe he [Tuchel] would explain things easier than the old manager, for example, because it can be different when you talk to someone in your own language.
“Maybe misunderstanding a word can make a sentence completely different.
“I think he has changed me in this way to give me his trust and change my confidence.
“I don’t care about the missed chances or the past. I want to look to the future to get the team back to the top and to score goals.”
Since joining the Blues last summer, Werner has racked up 34 appearances for the club, scoring ten goals and registering nine assists. Three of those nine assists have come since Tuchel took charge towards the end of January.