Timo Werner scored for Germany last night in their friendly against Israel. The forward has had a good spell of form for his national team, scoring six goals and assisting one more in nine caps for them this season (six starts).
After the game, he told the German media (via MiaSanMia): “It was a good performance for our first game of the year.
“For me personally, things aren’t going the way I’d like at Chelsea. It’s good that I have the confidence here. Maybe the game suits me more here, I feel very comfortable.
“There are differences in the style of play between football at Chelsea and here [Germany] Maybe the one at the national team suits me better. Here, I always have scoring chances, I can score goals.”
Discounting the domestic cups, Werner has scored just four goals for Chelsea in 14 appearances this season. While he shows flashes of his brilliance at times, it’s fair to say that he’s still more comfortable with German football than English football.
Southgate started Gallagher and Mount together, points out main ‘vulnerability’ of duo
England managed to beat Switzerland 2-1 in an international friendly yesterday. It was not an easy win for the Three Lions, as the Swiss troubled them for a lot of the game.
Gareth Southgate started Conor Gallagher and Mason Mount together, which is something we will definitely see next season at Chelsea. However, the manager found one flaw with this duo.
“We feel Mason Mount and Gallagher press well but can leave us vulnerable to the switch. The Swiss worked that out.”
It’s worth noting that at Chelsea, the defensive set-up is much better so the midfield duo won’t be found out as easily. Both of them love to attack and hence move forward, so making them sit deep will never be an option.