Legendary Arsenal striker Thierry Henry believes Timo Werner struggled at Chelsea because he did not feel the love at Stamford Bridge.
Werner called ended his unimpressive spell at Chelsea this summer, rejoining RB Leipzig for £25million.
After signing for Chelsea in 2020, Werner netted just 23 times in 89 appearances and was frequently criticised for his lack of end product.
However, since his return to the Bundesliga, Werner has rediscovered his goal-scoring touch.
So far he has scored seven goals in 13 matches this season, including the opener in Leipzig’s Champions League victory against Celtic on Tuesday.
Henry feels Werner’s lack of confidence at Stamford Bridge impeded the striker in front of goal.
“I will call it confidence. You have players who don’t care if you put your arm around them. They will come, execute and leave,” Henry told CBS Sports.
“Then you have some players that need to feel the love. They need to feel maybe that they are going to play for 90 minutes. The best example is the second goal.
“First and foremost on the first control, Timo Werner would never have put that ball down at Chelsea, and then he would never have seen [Emil] Forsberg.
“He would have rushed it trying to do something, overthinking it and overdoing it. I saw it before, he was calm before and he is calm again.
“Maybe he would have shot [when he brought the ball down] because people said he can’t score at Chelsea – it gives you confidence when you score again. Then I see him pass it with his left foot at the right time.
“Sometimes you go to some places, they don’t show you that love, I’m not saying he didn’t have it, but if he didn’t feel it like he felt it at Leipzig, then you aren’t going to be at your best and you won’t take the right decision,” Henry stated.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.