Julian Nagelsmann has told Thomas Tuchel how he can solve his Chelsea problem with £45m transfer

Julian Nagelsmann has told Thomas Tuchel how he can solve his Chelsea problem with £45m transfer

Soon-to-be Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has revealed the key to unearthing Timo Werner’s true potential at Chelsea, insisting he will “fit in well” at Stamford Bridge.

The striker, who will be looking to fire Germany to European Championship glory next month, has struggled in his maiden campaign at Stamford Bridge following his big-money move from RB Leipzig last June.

In 50 appearances for the Blues this season, Werner, who has been challenged by Blues head coach Thomas Tuchel to end the season with a bang against Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon, has netted just 12 goals, which is a truly underwhelming figure when you take into account just how much excitement and hype surrounded his arrival in west London almost a year ago.

But it has not been for a lack of trying. Werner has produced countless hard shifts at the top end of the pitch, but his finishing time and time again has been his downfall.

However, despite Chelsea being keen to add a new striker to their ranks this summer, there is still hope from those inside Stamford Bridge that the former Stuttgart ace can rediscover his clinical touch in front of goal.

And for RB Leipzig chief Nagelsmann, who watched Werner score 34 goals in 45 outings for his side last season, he believes it will all boil down to Tuchel’s management, with him insisting that his fellow countryman knows how to make players improve.

Thomas [Tuchel] is a great coach and has shown in the past that he can make players better,” Nagelsmann told the Telegraph. “Timo is a player that performs best when he is in his comfort zone, and I am still sure he will fit well in the Chelsea squad.

Every striker goes through these periods once in a while. There have been times when Timo did not score in Leipzig as well.

“It is just a phase you have to get through.”

Looking from the outside, Nagelsmann, who will become the new boss at Bayern Munich this summer, believes Werner has had difficulties working with such a tight schedule.

From a distance I would say it was a season with ups and downs,” Nagelsmann added. “He started off well, scoring some goals in the beginning of the season, but he also had some tough times throughout this special campaign with an extremely tight schedule.”

Werner, who has claimed three assists in his last three league outings, will be hoping to end the season in style against Villa tomorrow by bringing his three-game run without a goal to an end.

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