‘He could have a much bigger impact than in Liverpool’: Michael Ballack says Timo Werner was right with Chelsea about Premier League champions by avoiding competition with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
- Michael Ballack believes that Timo Werner made the “best decision” to join Chelsea
- Werner was linked to Liverpool, but the Blues dove in for the £ 54 million man
- The former Chelsea midfielder said the Blues don’t have a player like Werner
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack said Timo Werner has made ‘the best decision’ when choosing Stamford Bridge over Premier League champions Liverpool.
The RB Leipzig striker has been closely associated with Jurgen Klopp’s side for some time, but in a dramatic turn, the German has now signed a deal to join Chelsea.
Frank Lampard’s side triggered the £ 54 million release clause from the 24-year-old from the Bundesliga club and offered Werner his chance to excel in the Premier League.
Michael Ballack believes that Timo Werner made the right choice to join Chelsea over Liverpool
The former Chelsea midfielder thinks Werner will be a hit at Stamford Bridge in £ 54m
The ex-German international Ballack believes that the striker has made the best possible choice, since he will draw on Stamford Bridge.
“If Liverpool really was an option for him, he made the best decision for him, and only he can make that decision,” said Ballack. I.
“You have to appreciate certain things, such as how much playing time you get and how important a role you will have in the team. Liverpool have won the Champions League and the Premier League.
“How could Timo expect to get to those first three and start every week instead of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane?
Ballack said Werner wouldn’t be as important to the Reds as it would be at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea is building a young team, a new team, with a young coach. It’s a great project to be a part of, given how young Timo is.
“The main striker, at a big club like Chelsea, is the best place for him. He can have a much bigger impact than at Liverpool.
Although the Liverpool and Man City squad is much stronger than everyone else at the moment, Chelsea are starting to form a truly competitive team.
Ballack also added that he believes Chelsea have no other attacker like the German
“It will take time and Timo is just part of that journey. You need the depth, but in Timo and Hakim Ziyech, Chelsea has the start of a squad that can once again challenge for titles. ‘
The Chelsea legend also thinks Werner is a different attacking player style than Lampard’s current options.
Ballack added, “Timo and Chelsea are a good match. Chelsea does not currently have this type of player.
“If he plays what he’s good at, he’ll be a great signing for Chelsea. It is a great place to play football. ‘