Chelsea legend Roberto Di Matteo insists he knows all about Timo Werner and expects the striker to deliver plenty of goals for his old club.
Di Matteo is a legend at Stamford Bridge as both a player and a manager. He insists he knows all about their new signing Timo Werner and has plenty of positive things to say about the striker.
It was after his Champions League-winning spell in charge of Chelsea that he got to know about Timo Werner.
The Italian tactician insists he was hot on a then extremely young Werner’s trail. He played for Stuttgart and Di Matteo was in charge at Schalke.
Then he tried a second time when he was back in England with Aston Villa.
Speaking to Chelsea’s official website he said:
“When I was at Schalke, he was at Stuttgart and he was just coming on to the scene.”
“During the second part of the season, before I left, I was planning with my sporting director.”
“I was saying I wanted to sign this guy, he’s good. He was young, quick, technically good. I said ‘can we not sign this boy Timo’.”
“We didn’t in the end and then I resigned and so on.”
“Then I went to Villa. Stuttgart, the season after, they got relegated, and so I enquired again to sign him, but then Leipzig signed him on.”
Di Matteo guarantees Frank Lampard has got the right man to get them goals.
“He’s a goal scorer, he scores goals, so he can guarantee a certain amount of goals for the team, which is very good, and he’s very pacey as well, he’s fast.”
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