Germany international Jerome Boateng has defended his compatriot Timo Werner after a mixed season at Chelsea. The Chelsea forward scored six, with 12 assists in the Premier League after joining from RB Leipzig last summer.
Werner, who scored 28 goals in his last season at Leipzig was criticised for missing a hatful of chances in the Premier League for Chelsea. However, Jerome Boateng has leapt to Werner’s defence and backed him to show his performance in the Euros.
Speaking to BILD, Boateng said “Timo has changed country, club, playing in a new league. It is not so easy.”
“Nonetheless, he scored his goals, provided assists, was present, went through a hollow and came out and now he’s the Champions League winner.”
“For me, it has been a positive season with the usual ups and downs. It makes him bigger and stronger and he learns from it.“
“At the Euros, we will see another Timo Werner, a hungry Timo. A Timo with more arrogance, because he has just won the Champions League. It carries you. He will show who he really is.”