Revealed: What Chelsea players were shouting to Timo Werner during Atletico win
Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 in Tuesday’s nights round of 16 Champions League tie, and they’ve set themselves up nicely for the second leg at Stamford Bridge.
New summer signing Timo Werner played again and worked hard to make an impact as he has been doing all season.
However, he has really yet to start firing on all cylinders as Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel look for more impact and more goals from their new investment.
The Chelsea players know how important it is for their new striker to really start lighting it up, and it seems they have all been vocally willing for him to do well, offering their on-pitch encouragement for everything he does.
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel was at the game, and reported what they were all shouting to Werner on Tuesday and how they were rallying around the German international.
As reported by The Daily Express, Schmeichel said:
“The quality of what he’s supposed to do in these situations was not there [against Atleti].
“What interesting is, obviously without supporters, you could hear everything being said on the pitch.
“All his teammates [were] very, very supportive, everything he does [was] being praised.
“We’ve seen situations where we all think he could do better, but every time he is in these situations everyone is being positive around him.”