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Poulsen backs Werner for Premier League greatness

Youssef Poulsen, Timo Werner - RB Leipzig
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Youssef Poulsen has urged Chelsea to be patient with Timo Werner and not expect for him to put on his best display from day one.

Chelsea completed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in June for a fee of around €53 million, stealing him from right under Liverpool’s nose.

Such was Werner desperate to start working under Frank Lampard that he decided against participating in Leipzig’s Champions League campaign.

He arrived at Stamford Bridge last month and has since been training with his new teammates, though he will not be able to take to the pitch until the start of next season.

The German striker enjoyed his career-best season in the 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 28 goals in 34 games.

In an interview with German news agency Sport-Informations-Dienst (SID), via Goal, a former teammate says he expects the 24-year old to match, or perhaps even raise, his levels in his new environment but it will take time.

“I think Timo will be a great striker in the Premier League over the next few years,” said Youssef Poulsen.

“Of course, he has to get to know his team-mates and the league first; you can’t show all your qualities right away. But that will come in time.”