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Oscar expects Werner to excel in the Champions League final

Sat 29 May 2021 | 12:40

The Germany international’s performance has impressed the former Chelsea star notwithstanding the difficulty he had when it came to scoring goals this season.

Former Brazil star



Timo Werner

can prove his critics wrong by pulling off a great performance in the Champions League final.

The 25-year-old has been criticized for much of this season with


, as the forward could not meet the expectations everyone had of him playing like he did at RB Leipzig.

Werner met the back of the net 12 times since he made a move to Chelsea, with four of them being scored in the 11 Champions League games he featured in.

Oscar is hopeful that Werner can manage to be the main man when they face Manchester City on Saturday.

Oscar thinks if the Germany international finds the target against Man City, he can win over fans’ affection.


It's that kind of game decided by small details. I'll be cheering for Chelsea, sure, so I'll go for 1-0... with a lot of suffering,"

Oscar told 



"I would like to see Werner score the goal [that wins the game] because he has been criticised but he knows how to play, he does the right things and he's played very well.

"Unfortunately, sometimes the ball is not going in, but he plays really well and I want him to score the [decisive] goal [in the final]."

Oscar will watch his ex-teammates play for Pep Guardiola’s side in the final. Kevin De Bruyne, who struggled in Chelsea for two years, has been excelling in Manchester.

Oscar is confident that De Bruyne is one of the greatest midfielders of the world.


De Bruyne's case is very similar to [Mohamed] Salah's. They arrived at Chelsea but there were other players who were maybe more confident and playing better,"

he said of the Belgium star's struggles at Stamford Bridge. 

"Confidence sometimes helps you to play better. He left Chelsea and played well in Germany and his confidence was back. I don't even have words to describe how good he has been at Manchester City. He's one of the best midfielders in the world... maybe the best."

He added:

"It's difficult to appoint just one [best player in the Champions League]. De Bruyne is one of the best at City, he's playing very well and was great against Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final.

"We also had Neymar and Kylian Mbappe who were doing well too. Chelsea are a bit more of a collective, I don't think they have that one guy... maybe N'Golo Kante. But I think De Bruyne is one step ahead of those guys."

source: SportMob