Timo Werner is no doubt a shadow of his old self, playing for Chelsea in the last two seasons. In fact, Timo Werner has endured a very difficult start to life this season, especially after the signing of Romelu Lukaku. This season he has managed just two goals, one against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup and one against Southampton. However, his stats for Germany speak otherwise.
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Timo Werner has now scored in four of Germany's last five matches under German Coach Hansi Flick. Yesterday, Timo Werner scored twice and helped Germany qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament.
The match initially started very dull as the Germans were unimpressive against North Macedonia. But in the second half, they stepped up. But I noticed that Timo Werner was playing in his natural position.
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The Germans played their natural football with little or no tweaking. Meaning that Hansi Flick adapted to players like Timo Werner's ability, and this paid off as the striker scored a brace against North Macedonia.
In his last 5 games, Timo Werner has produced results, at least in 4, playing in his natural position. But in contrast, at Chelsea, Timo Werner has struggled to perform. This means that there is a setup at Chelsea in which some players are struggling to adapt. Could it be that Thomas Tuchel still has something to do with playing to the players' abilities? To me, this is a fault that should be addressed.
Thomas Tuchel has to find a way to adapt to his strikers' abilities, just like Martinez and Hansi Flick have done with Lukaku and Timo Werner.
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I am saying this because, recently, Romelu Lukaku has also struggled to perform at Chelsea, yet in Belgium he has repeatedly impressed. To me, too much tweaking of football has also affected most of these players. Romelu Lukaku thrives very well when he gets defence-splitting passes from his Belgium teammates like Kelvin De-Bruyne and the others, and we see how effective this has made him be. The same applies to Timo Werner.
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In my opinion, players perform very well when the coaches make adjustments and adapt to their abilities, and not when they are setup like robots to play a certain pattern that they struggle to fit into. Thomas Tuchel needs to look into this and make the necessary adjustments, because, as time goes on, if these players fail to meet up, it affects their performances and lowers their confidence. And the result is usually not good for these players.
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