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Werner: I’m fine with having more assists than goals as long as Chelsea win

Posted by on April 17, 2021 1

Chelsea forward Timo Werner insisted he is fine with having more assists than goals as long as his side continues to win matches.

The Germany international grabbed the decisive assist against Manchester City on Saturday, as his square ball found Hakim Ziyech for the game’s only goal in a 1-0 win in the FA Cup semi-final.

Werner has come under fire for a lack of scoring in his first season at Chelsea but has managed a number of assists in 2020-21 as well.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live after the game, Werner said: “I’ve had more assists than goals, which is unusual in the last year for me. As long as it helps the team it’s fine.

“It was good that I got the ball right for Hakim.”

Speaking about the game, the 25-year-old added: “I think the two best teams in England at the moment played against each other. It was a 50-50 game.

“We won because we made the counterattacks and got one goal. In the end we defended very well, like in the games before. I think we can say the best team won.

“In these types of games it’s very important to have good tactics, but in the end it’s the individual class that decides the game. That’s why we won the game.”

Following his summer move from RB Leipzig, Werner got off to a fast start by scoring eight times in his first 12 appearances.

That bright start has been followed by a long dry period, however, as Werner has scored just twice since early November.

Werner has managed to get his team-mates involved throughout the season though, as his assist on Saturday was his 12th of the campaign.


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