Germany icon opens up and backs Timo Werner to be a big hit at Chelsea and the Premier League

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Germany legend Oliver Bierhoff has backed compatriot Timo Werner to be a big hit in the Premier League with Chelsea.

The forward has enjoyed a hugely successful spell with Leipzig, scoring 95 goals in 159 games across all competitions over the last four seasons and became the clubs record goal-scorer in his final game for the club.

But he is all set to test himself in the best League in world football after completing his move to us, and 52-year-old Bierhoff believes Werner has the qualities to shine abroad, but he will just need to get used to his new surrounding.

‘In a foreign country, you are left to your own devices,’ Bierhoff told the Athletic

‘There’s a risk factor involved, but I would always do it again because you mature so much. Italy was a shock to me at first.

‘You believe football is the same everywhere, but it’s totally different everywhere. The people are different, the dressing room humour is different, communication is different, the game is different.

‘You need a bit of time to get used to it. There is an expectation on you that you should not take too long, of course, but I believe that Timo’s obsessive quest for goals and his ambitiousness will help him settle quickly.

‘He doesn’t look left or right too much, he’s focused on scoring and performing well. And with his pace, he will score goals in England, I’m sure.’

All we can say is welcome Timo and make sure you get adjusted to life in England.

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