Timo Werner blames himself for Lampard’s sacking

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Chelsea forward Timo Werner had gone 14 league games without scoring earlier this season.

The German international believes Frank Lampard will still be Chelsea boss if he had scored some of those missed chances during his goal drought.

“When you come here to play as a striker and be the man to score the goals, of course, I felt a little bit guilty that I missed so many chances. For the club, for the old manager but also for me because I want to score all the time and as much as I possibly can,” Timo Werner has told Sky Sports on his 14-game streak without scoring in the Premier League earlier this season.

“Of course, if I’d scored four or five more goals maybe the old manager would still be here because we’d maybe have won two or three games more but you can’t look too much into the past because there are too many games ahead of us.

“The past was like this and of course I feel a little bit guilty, but in football, you have to go on, and now we have a lot of big games in the next few weeks and you have to look forward, especially when you have a new manager. It’s a new beginning for everybody, for me as well because I’d missed so many chances and so many points, maybe I start now with a new start, and it’s worked very well until now.

“I understood the old manager very well. It was not because of the language, but when you can talk German to someone, there are things he can explain to me easier than the old manager could. It’s different when you talk to someone in your own language because one word is enough to make a sentence completely different.

“For me, that was the thing he changed. He knows me and his assistants know me from the Bundesliga. He gave me trust back and confidence back to be the Timo from the Bundesliga, to be back at the top and scoring goals.”

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