Number one critical target at Chelsea, German striker Timo Werner launched the Blues on the royal road to the Champions League final, scoring his team’s 1st goal on Wednesday night in the Champions League semi-final second leg. against Real Madrid (2-0). After the meeting, the ex-player from Leipzig preferred to be ironic about his situation …
It is clearly not the most difficult goal of his career, but it is arguably one of the most important. Wednesday night against Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea center forward Timo Werner, opportunist, took advantage of a lob on Havertz’s crossbar to catapult the ball into the empty goal with his head. Thanks to this goal, the former Leipzig player ideally launched the semi-final of the Champions League for the Blues, 2-0 winners of Madrid, Mason Mount taking charge of doubling the bet after the break. A great revenge for the one who was by far the most criticized player in the London squad.
Author of six goals in the Premier League and four in C1, Werner, defector from Leipzig last summer for 53 million euros, disappointed the fans for his lack of efficiency and huge failures in front of the cages. After the semi-final to go to Madrid (1-1), even the wife of his partner Thiago Silva had laughed at him on social networks (“In all the teams where I go, there is a striker who misses the What is his name? Verme (meaning earthworm in Portuguese, editor’s note)? Werner? “). Wednesday evening, the companion of the former Parisian praised him.
“A week ago I was still an idiot”
Faced with criticism, the person preferred to be ironic after the meeting: “A week ago, I was still an idiot, reacted the attacker by smiling at the microphone of Sky Deutschland before chaining about his goal:” This time I was even closer. It wouldn’t have been good if I hadn’t put it on… “
At 25, the German international (37 caps – 15 goals) is preparing to play the first Champions League final of his career on May 29 against Manchester City in Istanbul. “It’s a childhood dream come true” he concludes.