Werner reveals why he works so hard on the pitch

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Timo Werner may have only scored just once for Chelsea, since sealing a move from RB Leipzig, but Chelsea fans have so far been very impressed.

The German striker rose to fame while at RB Leipzig, and he won the attention of many top clubs in Europe.

One thing that has endeared fans to Werner is his work rate. Werner works so hard on the pitch and he has admitted that he learnt that under the tutelage of Ralph Hasenhuttl (who’s now in charge of Southampton) during his first two years as an RB Leipzig player.

Werner said: “It was important for me when I left my hometown to be with a manager with a good idea of football and a good personality.

“He taught me a lot about pressing, and switching from defence to offence very fast when we win the ball back.

“That was really interesting and helped me a lot in my game. It gave me space for my movements and my strengths.

“The first season, everything clicked. When we went out, every team member and I never had a feeling we could lose a game. We would go on to the pitch, and it didn’t matter if it was 2-0 to the others, we believed we could win at the end. It was the mentality we had and it was unbelievable.”

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