A former Blues midfielder, who won two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge, backs “the German guy” to shine in Saturday’s grand contest.
Oscar wants Timo Werner to silence his critics by becoming the difference-maker for Chelsea in the Champions League final.
A notable drop in efficiency has been noticed from Werner in his debut season in the Premier League as compared to his final season in Bundesliga. He found the back of the net 34 times in 45 appearances last season but has been able to score just 12 goals in 51 games this term.
The misfiring Germany international has received his fair share of criticism from fans and media alike as he struggles to fully adapt to new surroundings and teammates following his €53 million transfer from RB Leipzig.
Oscar, however, is not among those pointing fingers at the 25-year-old and instead feels Werner has played “very well” this season.
The Brazilian midfielder told Goal: “It is difficult to talk about the final. It’s a game that’s very much decided on the details. Of course, I’m going to be rooting for Chelsea, so I’m going to go for a 1-0 for Chelsea, it will be a long battle but it will be very good.
“I’d like to see the German guy there, Werner, to score a goal because he’s criticized a lot, he’s a guy that I see as someone who knows football and makes the right moves.
“He plays very well, but sometimes his ball hits the post and ends up going out, but he is a guy who plays very well, and I would like him to score that [decisive] goal.”