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Settling into a new club and in a new city with a new language, is usually a difficult task for many players, and this can go a long way to determine how the players will eventually pan out.
Adjusting to a new club, environment and dressing room will help boost a new player’s confidence, and new Chelsea signing Timo Werner, has revealed how he has been able to settle quickly into his new environment.
As per the language barrier, Werner has revealed that he’s coming to terms with the English language and is glad to have Antonio Rudiger and Mateo Kovacic in the team, as they both speak German.
“When I first came to England it was hard to understand everyone’s English,” he said, “because I haven’t had to speak this language since my school days. It’s not been as hard as I expected though, everyone has helped me settle in.
“People have spoken very slowly so I can understand and right now I feel very happy. I can understand everything and communicate in English.”
He added: “Having someone who can speak German always helps, and also Kova [Mateo Kovacic] can speak German too, so he’s helped me settle in. They have helped me around the training ground but also in explaining to me where is good to go for dinner, where is good to live, things like this.
“I didn’t know London very well, I’d only visited a few times, so it was really important to have two guys like this helping me settle in.”