Werner: I understand Lampard very well, but

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Frank Lampard was responsible for the signing of Timo Werner, as he planned to use the German international to solve his team’s goalscoring problem from the previous season.

It didn’t work out for Werner under Lampard, having initially started his Chelsea career with a blast.

Werner seems to be faring a bit better under new boss Thomas Tuchel, and the 24-year-old has revealed that while he understood Lampard, playing under a German national has been a bit easier for him, and it has made him more confident in his abilities.

“When you have a new manager, every time it’s a new beginning for everybody,” Werner told Sky Sports.

“So it was maybe a little bit a new beginning for me as well because I said, Okay I missed so many chances, I missed so many points… maybe I start now.

“I understand the old manager very well, it was not because of the language but I think when you can talk German to someone, you can explain some things or things he can explain to me easier than the old manager.

“Maybe because it’s different when you talk to someone in your own language because you have not this problem with the language you don’t understand a word and maybe one word is enough to make a sentence completely different.

“I think he changed me in this way to give me this trust a little bit back, to give me this confidence a little back. He doesn’t care about the missed chances from the past.

“The team are right here and in the future to want to be back at the top and be back to score goals.”

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