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Timo Werner breaks silence after ending goal drought

Timo Werner of Chelsea reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on February 15, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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Chelsea forward Timo Werner ended his goal drought in Monday night’s win over Newcastle United. The German has gone 14 Premier League games without a goal.

After the game, Werner spoke about his goal and his battle to regain form, he told Sky Sports: “I think as a striker, you always want to score. The last month I was not happy about not scoring, but it’s a team sport and when we win, everything is good. When I help my team with assists, winning penalties and now with scoring, I’m happy

“For a striker, it’s much worse when you don’t come into the situation and you don’t have chances. I had a lot of chances and I missed them. Today, my team brought me a lot of situations where I could score and that’s the important thing for me.”

The goal was reviewed by VAR after the replay showed the ball flew mightily close past Olivier Giroud’s arm before coming to Werner at the back post. And Werner saw the funny side, adding: “Yes, I said to the bench, it would be (typical) if it was handball and the goal didn’t count, it would be right to the story but at the end, I’m happy.”

Chelsea are now on a run of five straight wins and six unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival with the win over Newcastle taking them into the top four.

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