New Chelsea signing Timo Werner is one of Europe’s most feared forwards because of his rapid pace and devastating finishing.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard might have to visit a shop before every Chelsea game after Werner revealed the secret to his goalscoring success is simply a crave for winning candy wagers.
Werner told The Independent: “At the beginning of my career, when I was nine or 10, he [my father] would buy some candies or things like that.
“It was for me to say ‘ok if I score 10 goals today I will have 10 euros’.
“It can buy me a lot of candy. It was a joke with my dad, [but] it made me want to score goals and I love scoring goals.”
Werner joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig for £47.5 million, despite much speculation that he would end up with Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
The German striker also revealed the allure of landing trophies – and playing in front of big audiences – was key in making him come to the capital.
Werner said: “I’ve come here to win titles, Chelsea is a big club and a club that always wants to win.
“For me I always want to win every game. So it’s clear we want to win titles.
“I wanted to come to the Premier League because it’s the world’s best league, and for me it’s the best feeling to play in front of Premier League fans.
“When we played at Tottenham with Leipzig it was crazy, really crazy to play there in front of the people.”