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Timo Werner hits out at Thomas Tuchel's tactics amid Chelsea exit rumours

Werner hit out at Tuchel's tactics at Chelsea
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Timo Werner has aimed a dig at Thomas Tuchel's tactics, claiming he feels "more comfortable" playing for Germany than Chelsea.

Werner and his Blues teammate, Kai Havertz, were on target as Germany beat Israel 2-0 in a friendly on Sunday, taking Werner's international tally to 22 goals in 48 appearances.

However, in comparison, Werner has managed to net just once in 14 Premier League outings and has struggled for playing time at Stamford Bridge.

And the striker hinted that playing under Hansi Flick suits him more than playing under Tuchel's tactical set-up. Speaking after the final whistle, he said: “I'm a striker and always want to score. Things aren't going the way I'd like at Chelsea, so it's all the better that things are going well here under Hansi Flick.

“I really enjoy playing football, no matter where I'm playing. There are differences in the style of play between football at Chelsea and here. Maybe the one at the national team suits me better. Here, I always have scoring chances, I can score goals. I feel very comfortable here.”

The comments, while not as bold as Romelu Lukaku's back in December last year, hint at further unhappiness in the squad. Werner is contracted to Chelsea until 2025, but with his role in the team reducing, he could be open to a move in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Speaking about Werner last season, Tuchel said: "It's an easy solution to point the finger at Timo, which I cannot fully understand and I will not accept. I am happy that he's back here, because here he's protected. We demand a lot from him; we get a lot from him.

"He scores for us, he's doing assists, he's winning penalties. So if this is the most critical point in your career, you can accept it and say, 'it's pretty impressive so far'."