What Chelsea players said to Timo Werner as he struggled against Atletico Madrid

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Chelsea came away from Tuesday’s Champions League tie in Bucharest with a 1-0 win thanks to Olivier Giroud’s acrobatic bicycle kick.

While Giroud impressed, Timo Werner found the going tough against Atletico’s deep defence while he worked hard and pressed well, his finishing and final ball let him down.

While Werner struggled against Atletico Madrid, his Chelsea teammates could be heard shouting encouragement to him during the team and according to Peter Schmeichel, that can only be a good thing for Werner, Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel.

“The quality of what he’s supposed to do in these situations was not there [against Atleti],” the former Manchester United goalkeeper told CBS Sports.

“What interesting is, obviously without supporters, you could hear everything being said on the pitch.

“All his teammates [were] very, very supportive, everything he does [was] being praised.

“We’ve seen situations where we all think he could do better, but every time he is in these situations everyone is being positive around him.

“I think there is this [intention] from Chelsea.

“He came with a big price and reputation, and while it has not happened for him yet, [they] will do anything [their] power to make it happen for him.”

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