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Pat Nevin: ‘Timo’s goal was particularly heartening’

Tue 12 January 2021 | 12:10

Timo Werner finally was able to hit the back of the net and end his 12-game goal drought.

Timo Werner

has been praised for ending his 12-game goal drought at


as he scored the second goal against



FA Cup


Although he has been criticized for his performance lately,

Frank Lampard

always kept faith in him, and finally, he was able to return to the scoresheet.

Kai Havertz

has also been criticized alongside Werner, but he was also able to score the fourth goal in Sunday’s game.

Former Chelsea star

Pat Nevin


“Clearly four goals and a clean sheet is just what Frank Lampard wanted, and he would also have been delighted by the identities of the scorers.

“Timo Werner has been getting into the right positions all the way through his recent barren run in front of goal and that would have given his boss some relief and belief.

“Real strikers never hide, they are always hungry and they invariably believe that the next chance will be taken and that it will also be the first in the next good scoring run.

“Timo’s goal was particularly heartening as it was a move we have already seen before, but we will also expect to see much more often as the months and years go by. K

“Kai Havertz’s nodded knockdown looked very simple, but that is because it has been his stock in trade throughout his short career. Back in the Bundesliga, he had an incredible knack of getting into the penalty area just at the right moment and being cool when he got there.

“It helps when you have a great Hakim Ziyech ball to get on the end of. If that positioning was quintessential Havertz then Hakim’s left-foot cross, after cutting inside, was classic Hakim.

“I honestly think that those types of crosses, with that level of accuracy and whip, are pretty close to impossible to defend when you have a willing runner on the end of it.

“When Kai got his goal late on it underlined once more just how good he is in these situations. I definitely expect this to be a common occurrence going forward.

“So the ‘newbies’ got a much-needed lift after coming under a good deal of pressure. You just have to look at Kai’s reaction when he scored to see that it was relief as much as anything that was written across his face.”

source: SportMob