Timo Werner has admitted to underestimating the overall challenge of playing in the English Premier League.
The German has now gone eight games without hitting the net, missing a few golden chances along the way.
A surprise to many who expected the German to be Chelsea’s star man up front this season.
Werners struggles have caused manager Frank Lampard to turn to veteran Olivier Giroud more than most expected.
Werner’s thoughts on his struggles and Chelsea’s schedule
Werner has admitted to falling victim to the gruelling schedule that comes along with being a Chelsea player, citing that playing every three games has not helped his scoring struggles.
Werner recently said: ”The Premier League is a little bit different to my old league that I used to play in.
“I have to say it’s tougher than I thought. The contact here is harder than in Germany; it’s what I expected but not like this. The beginning was very good, now after a lot of games I don’t know if its normal but I’m struggling a little bit.”
“There are a lot of games at the moment and I think there are some chances that I’ve missed two or three weeks ago that were not the best thing, but I think – when you are new to a country and league – it’s always a little bit hard to adapt and it should be no excuse.
“I should try to do my best to be the best footballer that I can be in this league and I think I’ll adapt well.”
Frank Lampard’s take on the matter
Manager Frank Lampard backed Werner to recover his form that made the Blues fork out £53.8m for the German.
Lampard was quoted as saying: “He needs to remain confident, he needs to keep getting in those areas, and those goals will come, without a doubt.”
Timo Werner is one of the best forwards in the game on his day. He is going through a struggle many foreign stars face in the Premier League.
With patience and hard work, Werner will be a success in the long term for Chelsea no doubt.