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Timo Werner has revealed that having a German-speaking manager has made a big difference to his Chelsea career after Thomas Tuchel’s recent appointment at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel was appointed as the Blues’ new head coach last month following the sacking of Frank Lampard.
While speaking to Sky Sports, Werner said:
“When you have a new manager it is, every time, a new beginning for everybody, so it was a new beginning for me as well, because I said, ‘OK, I missed so many chances, I missed so many points and maybe I will start now.’
“I understood the old manager very well, it was not because of the language. But I think when you can talk German to someone, you can explain some things easier, and maybe he [Tuchel] would explain things easier than the old manager, for example, because it can be different when you talk to someone in your own language.
“Maybe misunderstanding a word can make a sentence completely different. I think he has changed me in this way to give me his trust and change my confidence.
“I don’t care about the missed chances or the past. I want to look to the future to get the team back to the top and to score goals.”
Since joining Chelsea last summer, Werner has made 34 appearances for the club, scoring ten goals and providing nine assists.