Oscar wishes Timo Werner to be Chelsea’s hero in the Champions League final by scoring the ‘decisive’ goal … as ex-Blues midfielder predicts ‘a lot of suffering’ for his old side in Porto (but says they have the trophy WILL win!)
- Oscar says Timo Werner plays well despite the criticism he has received
- The 25-year-old has scored 12 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season
- Oscar also praised Kevin De Bruyne as ‘one of the best midfielders in the world’
Former Chelsea playmaker Oscar hopes Timo Werner can silence his opponents and be the difference in the Champions League final.
The German forward has been criticized for competing for goals and consistency during his first season in English football.
The 25-year-old has scored 12 goals in all competitions since joining the RB Leipzig Blues last summer; including four in 11 Champions League appearances and Oscar hopes Werner Chelsea can shoot to victory against Manchester City on Saturday night.
Oscar hopes that Timo Werner (photo) will be the difference in the Champions League final
Former Blues midfielder Oscar has tipped Chelsea to beat Manchester City on Saturday
It’s that kind of game that is defined by small details. I will of course cheer for Chelsea, so I’m going 1-0 … with a lot of sorrow, ‘said Oscar Goal.com
‘I would like to see Werner score the goal [that wins the game] because he’s been criticized, but he knows how to play, he’s doing the right things and he’s played really well.
‘Unfortunately sometimes the ball doesn’t go in, but he plays very well and I want him to score [decisive] target [in the final]. ‘
Oscar will also keep a close eye on one of his former teammates at Stamford Bridge; City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian star did well at the Etihad, despite failing to establish himself at Chelsea; De Bruyne was a Blues player between 2012-14 before moving to Werder Bremen on loan and then Wolfsburg for a permanent deal.
Kevin De Bruyne thrived at Manchester City after a rough patch at Stamford Bridge
De Bruyne’s case is very similar [Mohamed] Salah’s. They arrived at Chelsea, but there were other players who might have had more confidence and played better, ” he said of the Belgian star’s battle at Stamford Bridge.
‘Trust sometimes helps you to play better. He left Chelsea and played well in Germany and his confidence was back. I don’t even have the words to describe how good he has been at Manchester City. He’s one of the best midfielders in the world … maybe the best. ‘
He added: ‘It’s hard to name just one [best player in the Champions League]. De Bruyne is one of the best at City, he plays very well and was great against Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final.
‘We also had Neymar and Kylian Mbappé who also did well. Chelsea is a bit more of a collective, I don’t think they have that one guy … maybe N’Golo Kante. But I think De Bruyne is one step ahead of those guys. ‘