Timo Werner has indicated his move to Chelsea is a ‘dream come true’, having grown up watching the Blues as a youngster.

The striker, who arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer from Leipzig, has appeared in five of the Pensioners’ six matches.

He has scored and assisted once in that period, but is yet to break his duct in the league. His only goal came in the club’s Carabao Cup fourth round exit to Tottenham Hotspur.

He did, however, score and assist on his last outing, in Germany’s 3-3 draw with Switzerland in the Nations League.

‘Dream come true’

The German gave an account of what it was like to watch Chelsea players, now colleagues at the club, as a boy.

Speaking to the club’s shirt sponsors Three, he revealed how it was a ‘dream come true’ to play in the Premier League and encounter his childhood heroes.

 

As quoted by the official Chelsea website, Werner said: “For me it is a little bit of a dream come true to come and play now in the biggest league in the whole world.

“As a child in Germany you don’t see much of the Premier League, but you see the teams in the Champions League.”

Germany v Switzerland - UEFA Nations League
COLOGNE, GERMANY – OCTOBER 13: Timo Werner of Germany controls the ball during the UEFA Nations League group stage match between Germany and Switzerland at RheinEnergieStadion on October 13, 2020 in Cologne, Germany. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Legends

Werner mentioned how Chelsea were at the helm of success domestically, competing against the likes of Manchester United.

The 24-year-old would have been 12 years old, when the Blues were appearing in their maiden Champions League final. The club won the competition against his country’s Bayern Munich, four years later.

He suggested it was ‘crazy’ to be working alongside the so-called ‘legends’ in a personal capacity.

“You see Chelsea and Manchester United. These were the clubs in my youth that won a lot. You see maybe young Ronaldo, or at Chelsea Drogba and also Frank Lampard the manager. They have a lot of legends in the club here.

“When you come into the club they are working for the club. When you see them as a child, like 10, and then you see Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, you say ‘wow it’s crazy I am here with them now’.”

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