Chelsea star slammed by media despite scoring on international duty

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Chelsea striker Timo Werner had been on a goal rot for the past nine games for both club and country.

However, Werner got his first goal in ten games as he netted in Germany’s 2-0 victory over Liechtenstein on Thursday.

The 25-year-old broke the deadlock as he converted a fine assist from former Chelsea academy starlet Jamal Musiala five minutes before half-time.

Despite Werner’s goal, he was still criticised by the German media in what was a difficult win over Liechtenstein.

German news outlet Sport1, slammed Werner’s performance and pointed out: “Like Havertz, he had a hard time against the defensive bulwark.”

The media also stated that the striker’s second-half presence was “hardly visible”.

Werner only had 18 touches against Liechtenstein despite playing the entire 90 minutes. However, Kai Havertz who came in as a second half sub on the hour mark had 42 touches.

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