Timo Werner has watched his first game at Stamford Bridge as a Chelsea player and he has given his first interview too.
The German international striker, one of our two summer signings so far along with Hakim Ziyech, witnessed his new club ensure he will be playing in the Champions League next season, courtesy of our 2-0 win over Wolves, and it was from his vantage point in the East Stand that he also faced our cameras to speak about his move and what he hopes to bring to our forward line.The full interview with the 24-year-old, who joins us from RB Leipzig, can be watched now in the video above.
Among his answers, Werner explains how important Frank Lampard was in his decision to move to England.‘He [Lampard] was the main point,’ he explains. ‘We talked a lot about things like system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to me. He is a really nice guy who not only told me what he wants from me as a player because he wants to help me as a guy. He knows me now a little bit better and it fits very good between us and now I am happy to be here.
‘When you have a decision to go from your old club and you come to a big club like this, it was for me a dream which came true because Chelsea is a very big club,’ Werner says about the move in general.‘I know of the players before when they won the Champions League with Drogba, with my new manager Frank Lampard, Petr Cech as the technical advisor, it is like a little dream for me but I want to become, not a same player like them, but I want to be part of a new era here so I will play to try to give my best.’The new arrival, although he cannot join the squad this season, has begun training at Cobham and is looking forward to meeting his new team-mates this week.‘The first day is always a little bit crazy because you don’t know everybody so much,’ he says, ‘and not only the team, it is always a pleasure to meet the team behind the team the first time and now I am very happy and excited to meet them.’
Looking a little further ahead to when he can make his Chelsea debut, Werner is ready for the challenge of performing in a new competition.‘The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast so I think it is perfect for me to play here. It is another league in another country so I can improve myself to bring it to another level, so those are the reasons I come to the Premier League and to Chelsea.‘I’ll try to score as much goals as I can for Chelsea, that is the big reason why they bought me, to bring the goals I scored in Leipzig here, and maybe score more goals than there.’
View: Video and Gallery of Timo Werner training at Cobham