Werner promises to live up to 'Turbo Timo' nickname

Tanya Simon
September 20, 2020

The 21-year-old made his debut for the Blues on Monday a 3-1 win at Brighton, and speaking ahead of a potential home debut against Liverpool on Sunday, Havertz refused to be overawed by the hype.

Transitioning to a new country and culture is never easy and Werner is thankful to have fellow German Antonio Rudiger helping him settle.

But for a player's passing ability to really impress Frank Lampard whose vision produced over Premier League assists in his playing career, it must be on another level.

The financial incentives have steadily increased for Werner, who Chelsea signed for £47.5million from RB Leipzig, but some of his first pay packets have been dented by the London congestion charge.

"English football is very fast and there are a lot of different styles of football, sometimes with five or three at the back, sometimes like us with four at the back", Werner explained.

Havertz left Bayer Levekusen for Chelsea for a reported fee of £71m - a club record fee for an outfield player as he became the most expensive German of all time. It taught me you have to work hard and the strength and fitness in the games doesn't come from doing nothing.

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"I was dreaming as a kid to play in the Premier League and to play for Chelsea as well because for me Chelsea is a very big club and one of the best in the world", he began.

"In completion, [whether I get more chances to score] will be down to [Chelsea] and how we play football". We have some very good but calm and nice players. "I think I am flexible".

"It would have been a big ask for today but he has had to take a few steps back so we'll have to see".

The Covid-19 pandemic prevented an early face-to-face meeting with Lampard but Werner described how the Chelsea boss was constantly in touch over the phone, even sending him videos of how he planned to use the Germany global this season.

Havertz continued by vowing his sheer admiration for manager, childhood hero and the Blues' all-time top goal scorer, Frank Lampard, before pledging his ardour to improve and succeed in what is the dawn of a new era under Roman Abramovich. I can play on the right side as well or as a striker. "It is very different than before and that takes some weeks to adapt to, but I am looking forward to it", he added.

"I'm just trying to focus on my football and try to play my best football here at Chelsea".

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