How Timo Werne Can Put Germany Ahead In The Euro 2020
It’s high time Timo Werner put Chelsea struggles behind him to become Germany’s saviour in the Euro 2020 . The forward scored just six Premier League goals this season, but he should be recalled for his nation’s must-win meeting with Portugal on Saturday. Timo Werner’s greatest Chelsea moment so far did not even involve him touching the ball.
The Germany forward was hailed for his decoy run in the Champions League final, allowing Kai Havertz the space to score the only goal against Manchester City and bring the trophy back to London.
Fans and Frank Lampard had believed that Werner would become their new star striker, but the 25-year-old finished the season with just six Premier League goals and a total of 12 across all competitions.
However, Lampard’s successor Thomas Tuchel knew that the former RB Leipzig front man was not the out-and-out goal scorer people expected and that helped take some of the pressure off the £47.5 million ($67m) signing.
Despite not scoring, Werner was a nuisance for Man City in the Champions League final, making excellent runs, holding up the ball and getting a few chances at goal.
These traits are something Germany were sorely lacking in their opening European Championship game against France.
Only two German players hit the target in 90 minutes, and one of those was Mats Hummels, who headed into his own net to give France a 1-0 victory.
After the game, Germany head coach Joachim Low highlighted Germany’s lack of penetration.
“It was a brutally intense game. We fought until the very end. I can’t blame the team, we gave everything,” Low told reporters.
“What was missing was a bit of penetration in the final third. There’s no reproach to Mats for the own goal, it was difficult for him to clear the ball.”
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