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Timo Werner: "In a year when there is a World Cup, I didn’t want to risk not taking part in the tournament"
Timo Werner: "In a year when there is a World Cup, I didn’t want to risk not taking part in the tournament"
Timo Werner: "In a year when there is a World Cup, I didn’t want to risk not taking part in the tournament"
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Timo Werner: “In a year when there is a World Cup, I didn’t want to risk not taking part in the tournament”

Timo Werner appeared in an interview with Bild, following his return to RB Leipzig from Chelsea. This is what Timo Werner had to say.

On his return to RB Leipzig…

The whole story could only have been painted better with a win. I was really happy to come back, it was a great welcome. Although the expectations of me are not so low, I also expect a lot from myself.

On his decision to leave Chelsea…

Last season wasn’t satisfactory for me, mainly because I had to accept setbacks after coronavirus and other injuries but that shouldn’t be used as an excuse for the second half of last season. I didn’t play enough last season and I felt that, and this was reinforced in the friendlies with Chelsea, that for the second season in a row I would not start. In a year when there is a World Cup, I didn’t want to risk not taking part in the tournament. Now was the right time to change. I’m 26 and I want to play. I want to be back on the pitch every week.

On his development as a person…

In two years in London, I have developed a lot of personality, I have matured as a person. The two years between 24 and 26 is an important phase. Many people finish their studies during this time and then go to work. For me it was different. I didn’t know my way around London at all in the beginning. But then my girlfriend and I sorted it out very independently, we made a giant step in our development. I’ve learned to make decisions, on and off the pitch. And my English is now very good, which also helps enormously in the team.

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