I need my coach to trust me, Werner sends message across to the boss

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Timo Werner’s form has been questionable for club and country, and both Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Germany head coach Hansi Flick have been critical of the striker who has been misfiring in front of goal.

While Flick has given Werner a consistent run in the German team, Tuchel has used him sparingly this season, and Werner has now admitted that he likes his manager to trust him.

“He’s [Flick] very good for me. If a coach likes you and relies on you, it helps every player,” Werner said.

“As a striker, I especially need to be trusted externally. I’m trying to pay it back and I hope that I can keep giving it back.”

Werner failed to score in Germany’s 2-1 laboured win over Romania last time out and even failed to get a shot on target.

However, Werner bagged a brace in the following game as Germany recorded a 4-0 victory over North Macedonia in a World Cup qualifying match.

Asked how he has reacted to the recent criticism he has received, Werner replied: “It has to roll off you, because if I had been thinking too much about the days, then I would not have been able to play today.

“At some point the barrel will be full. I know what I can do and so I go into every game with that mindset.”

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