Timo Werner jokes 'one goal is enough' after missing sitter
Timo Werner jokes ‘one goal is enough’ after missing sitter as he ended his barren spell scoring winner at West Ham with Chelsea striker relaxed, insisting similar chances ‘will go in in the next weeks and months’
- Timo Werner returned to scoring ways in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over West Ham
- The German striker wasted a huge chance to make it two but he laughed off miss
- Werner believes more goals will follow in the weeks left before end of the season
- This was the first goal the 25-year-old has scored since netting in February
Timo Werner joked that it would have been too much to score two goals against West Ham after ending his long goalless run despite missing a huge chance to get a second in Chelsea’s 1-0 win.
The German scored his first goal since February, and just his second since the early weeks of November, to send the Blues on their way to a crucial win for their Champions League qualification hopes.
And while he laughed off the miss, Werner insisted that now he has got himself back on the scoresheet, more goals will flow in the weeks ahead.
Timo Werner scored for the first time since February in Chelsea’s 1-0 win over West Ham
The German wasted a huge chance to make it two but he laughed off the miss after the match
‘I think the second chance I have to score but I think I have to come back slowly,’ Werner told Sky Sports.
‘One goal is enough! If I score twice today it would be too much! Joking. Very happy we won this game today. Very important for the top four race.
‘The feeling is too short! I think you wait so long you know the feeling before the season.
‘It’s the best feeling you’ve ever had when you get the winning feeling. To score it’s really important for the team and happy I’m back on the scoresheet.
‘Before the game Callum said I would score today. Thirty seconds later Tammy came to me and said I would score today. Both said when you score point at me. I was very happy to point to them today.
Werner pointed the bench and revealed his team-mates had given him confidence pre-match
‘The confidence was there, otherwise I don’t do it. In my legs I was confident. In the moment, it’s not only the lack of confidence but also the lack of luck.
‘Last year I hit the ball with my feet and the ball went in. This year it’s different but happy I scored first. The second, chances like this will go in in the next weeks and months.’
The win moves Chelsea three points clear of West Ham and they sit fourth in the table with five Premier League matches remaining.
Chelsea face Real Madrid midweek in the first leg of their Champions League semi final tie
Their focus now shifts to Europe though, with the first leg of their Champions League semi final against Real Madrid on Tuesday, and Werner believes this victory ensures the Blues can go into that with confidence.
‘Really big win. I think the draw against Brighton was hard for us because we want to win this game to make the gap to West Ham,’ Werner said.
‘Now we have this gap. We had a lot of strong teams ahead of us to play against. We play against top teams again.
‘Really important in front of a big game on Tuesday against Real Madrid. It’s important for the next few weeks and games.’
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