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Former Ajax, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has called Chelsea striker Timo Werner a blind horse.
The former Spurs midfielder doesn’t seem to rate Werner high, and he also used an offensive word to describe the Chelsea star.
Meanwhile, former Blues star Joe Cole has slammed Van der Vaart for his choice of words and also defended Werner, as he believes that the German international will eventually come good, same with Kai Havertz.
Asked about Van der Vaart’s criticism of Werner, Cole told talkSPORT: “He’ll come good. As a pundit, you’ve got to be very careful with your words.
“Timo Werner scored 30 goals in the Bundesliga last season. He’s not settled as well as he would have liked but there’s enough quality there. He does certain things well.
“Listen, he’s not cultured, he’s not a Dennis Bergkamp, but he’s a runner, he’s a hustler and a bustler, a bit like Jamie Vardy.
“I think he will season as he gets older and as he works on things. I’ve got no doubt that he can become a top, top player and I think he’ll come good.
“The two lads have come over from Germany [Werner and Kai Havertz] in a pandemic year, they’re trying to settle. They’re both young men so you need to give them time. I’ve seen enough to think they will come good.”