‘I want to play more or I could leave’ – £47m player tells Tuchel

Timo Werner and Mason Mount
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Timo Werner signed up for Chelsea from RB Leipzig two years ago, and the German international is now contemplating his future at the club.

Werner was in and out of the squad last season, with intense competition in the forward places for Chelsea.

Werner has not entirely convinced in his two years at the club so far, and he accepts that the competition at Chelsea is tough.

Werner has said that he wants to play more in the coming season, ahead of the World Cup later this year.

“First of all, the most important thing is that I am happy,” Werner said.

“I am happy when I play and score goals. That’s the fact. That’s what I should take care of and the other things will come.”

He went on: “It is clear I want to play more and I should play more to first be in good shape for the World Cup and also, to have a chance to play at the World Cup.

“I think it doesn’t change anything whether it is a winter World Cup or in the summer. I think if I play half or the season or the whole season, I should play.”

Speaking about the competition for places, Werner said: “It’s not different to last season.

“I think it was the same when Romelu (Lukaku) came here that we have big, big competition up front. It is still the same.

“At a big club like Chelsea you have that competition.

“In pre-season you can show that you want to play that you are a guy who wants to be in the starting XI. That’s what I try.”