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Olivier Giroud has insisted that Timo Werner plays very well when he’s alongside Chelsea teammate Mason Mount, as well as fellow German Kai Havertz.
Former Chelsea striker, Giroud spent three-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge before leaving for AC Milan in the summer.
And the Frenchman has given an insight into what it’s like playing with some of the current Blues squad.
Speaking to The Athletic, Giroud said:
“I think Timo is a great striker and he played a huge part in our success last year.
“The problem is people look too much at the statistics when you’re a striker, and if you’re not scoring enough goals, they will always make comments about your game and stuff like that.
“I know he didn’t score so many goals but, in the Tuchel philosophy, he was huge — so important. He runs all day long and he really, really complemented Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.”
Werner has been crucial last season for the Blues’ Champions League winning campaign, having been involved in 27 goals.
Source – The Chelsea Chronicle