BBC pundit Alan Shearer says Chelsea striker Timo Werner could well end up being a prolific scorer for the Blues, despite his struggles in front of goal this season.
The German did score the crucial winner against West Ham yesterday evening but he missed another sitter in the second half. However, Shearer believes the forward doesn’t flinch whenever he fluffs a gilt-edged chance and that should help him in the future:
“You know what I like about him, though? I like that he doesn’t seem fazed, he’s not bothered that [how people] highlighted his missed chances this season. That doesn’t seem to bother him. The secret is you keep getting in there, like he did, and eventually [the goals] will start flowing.”
It’s fair to say that Werner hasn’t lived up to expectations since arriving from RB Leipzig last summer, having scored just 11 goals in 44 appearances for Chelsea.
That sort of a goal return wasn’t what fans were hoping for when he was snapped up for £47.5m, but Shearer is right to say that his confidence doesn’t take a knock when he misses a great opportunity. The forward’s all-round game continues to be good and, if he can improve somewhat when presented with a chance, there’s no doubt he can hit 20 goals next campaign.