Former Germany and Nigeria coach sends message to Timo Werner

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Ex-Germany and Nigeria head coach Berti Vogts has sent a message to Timo Werner that he should be more selfish in front of goal.

Werner was criticised for his lack of goals in his first season at Chelsea, as he scored only six league goals in his debut Premier League season.

Speaking to Sportsbuzzer, Vogts backed the Chelsea striker to play an important role for Joachim Low’s side.

Vogts believes Werner has a lot of strength that can make him a dangerous strike up front for Germany.

“I would like to see Werner upfront,” he said. “He can get into important spaces in front of goal with his speed right there, in the centre.

“He can do a lot with his strength one-on-one.”

Werner has scored 16 goals in 40 matches for his national team, and although he scored little for Chelsea, he had the most goal contributions in the Chelsea squad, getting 12 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.

Vogts went on to encourage Werner to be more selfish.

“As a striker, you can’t think about using the man next to you first, scoring has to be your first goal,” Vogts added.

“A striker is measured by goals and it’s heroic when you score a decisive goal.”

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