Chelsea striker Timo Werner says he is struggling to cope with the strength of the English Premier League, after moving in a huge deal from Leipzig, but he is confident that he will reach the top of his level soon.
Werner, 24, has scored only 4 goals in 13 games since moving in June from Leipzig, for 50 million euros ($ 61.28 million), according to press reports.
“The value of the transfer is important. There is always some pressure when you come to a new club. But I think I can handle it well. It’s not something new,” Werner told Chelsea’s website on Saturday.
He explained, “The pressure is a little more than in previous years, but I think that the good players are better under pressure and this is my plan, to do well under pressure.”
Werner added, “The Premier League is a little different from my previous tournament. It is more difficult than I thought. The frictions here are more difficult than the German league. This is what I expected, but not in this way.”
Werner, who has not scored in his last eight matches in all competitions, said the busy match schedule contributed to his suffering.
“The beginning was very good, but now, after many matches, I am facing some difficulties.”
He continued, “I think it is difficult when you play every 3 days .. and on Saturday when you face clubs that can rest for the whole week. This makes it difficult to be in the best condition in every match, but the Premier League is an enjoyable tournament.”
Chelsea, who is eighth, meet West Ham United on Monday.