Germany legend Oliver Bierhoff sends message to Chelsea about Werner

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Germany legend Oliver Bierhoff has backed compatriot Timo Werner to be a big hit in the Premier League with Chelsea.

Werner scored 95 goals in 159 games for Leipzig over four years before his Chelsea transfer.

“In a foreign country, you are left to your own devices,” Bierhoff told the Athletic.

“There’s a risk factor involved, but I would always do it again because you mature so much. Italy was a shock to me at first.

“You believe football is the same everywhere, but it’s totally different everywhere. The people are different, the dressing room humour is different, communication is different, the game is different.

“You need a bit of time to get used to it. There is an expectation on you that you should not take too long, of course, but I believe that Timo’s obsessive quest for goals and his ambitiousness will help him settle quickly.

“He doesn’t look left or right too much, he’s focused on scoring and performing well. And with his pace, he will score goals in England, I’m sure.”

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