Werner: ‘the most important thing is to keep your mentality up’

Wed 04 August 2021 | 19:03

Timo Werner has opened up on the mental challenge he has been struggling with as he was often criticized for his performance during last season.

Timo Werner



from RB Leipzig on a £47.5 million deal last summer in the hope that he would end their search for a prolific goalscorer, however, he failed to live up to the expectations and he was often criticized for a lack of composure in front of goal.

He has now decided to open up about his struggles with the media and the outside noise and has revealed that how hard it has been for him to block out the noise and stay focused on his game.

"I think the most important thing in football is to keep your mentality up, keep your head clean from the outside,"

Werner told

Chelsea's official website


"The media is getting bigger and bigger nowadays. Of course, when you play good you are the hero everywhere, but when you play badly it is a totally different story.

"You have to step away from that and concentrate on your football. It’s not always easy because you have media on your phone, media always around you which can bring something up you can see, but you have to be straight, in your own bubble, to think only about the football.

"It’s also important to always have people around you who help you and give you strength to go on. Also, in the good moments, they can bring you down a little bit, so you don’t think you are the hero.

"So they stop you in the good moments, and lift you up during the bad ones."

The 25-year-old has already made 52 appearances for the Blues. Last season, he has been able to provide 15 assists and score only 12 goals, however, he is eager to work on those numbers for the next season.

He added:

"We want to win a title; it doesn’t matter which one.

"The best thing would be the Champions League again, but also the Premier League is a big target. One of those titles is our target.

"For me individually it is to score maybe a little bit more than last year, which was not the best thing, but to keep going and to help the team as much as I can with assists and scoring."

source: SportMob

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