Werner reveals why Rudiger is important to him

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Chelsea beat massive competition to sign Timo Werner, with the Blues hijacking the deal from Liverpool, who were favourites for his signature.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger played a massive role in convincing Werner to join Chelsea, and Werner has now revealed how important it was for him to have a fellow German in the Chelsea team.

“It’s really important to have people who can speak your language and he helped me a lot in my first days here when sometimes I didn’t understand everything if the manager was talking too fast,” Werner said.

“When it was not so clear if I was coming here and I was talking to the manager and members of the club, he was important to me. To have a guy who was inside the team, he could tell me a little bit about the club – how are the people, the staff and the players, how is the feeling in the team, is everybody with each other?

“He told me it is very good and fun to play here, that it’s a very big club that wants to win and that can win because they have the facilities for that. In this part, he was really important.”

Werner has adjusted to his new environment, and is pleased with life in London, as he has admitted that he loves the city of London.

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