Timo Werner - Chelsea

Southampton boss hails his former striker Werner: ‘He’ll be a Chelsea star’

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has backed Timo Werner to be a future star at Chelsea. The German striker was signed from RB Leipzig during the transfer summer and has already scored his first goals for The Blues. Hasenhuttl and Werner worked together at Leipzig and the Southampton boss says he is certain the German international will prove to be a perfect signing for the Blues.

“I have worked with a lot players and he is one of the quickest. He is really hard to defend against,” the Austrian told reporters. “He is getting a more complete striker now and is learning a lot. He is a fantastic signing for Chelsea and he is only happy when he scores, so I hope he is unhappy after the game. ‘They haven’t seen the best of him yet, at Chelsea, in his first games. He has only scored one goal, I think, in the [Carabao] cup.”

“It would be a mistake to reduce Chelsea to just Timo, though. They have plenty of other good players in the squad. I hope I get to speak to him but not to congratulate him on a goal. I know this player very well. I had two fantastic years with him. We brought him in from Stuttgart for small money if you want. ‘We knew the game that we played at Leipzig was perfect for him but he also showed development with the ball last year. He was fantastic for me in his first year and scored plenty of goals.”

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