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Werner backed to ‘show who he really is’ at Euro 2020

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A significant drop in the marksman’s efficiency has been noticed since he made the switch from Germany to England last summer.

Timo Werner has been backed by Jerome Boateng to “show who he really is” at Euro 2020 after a “season with ups and downs” at Chelsea.

Werner notched up 12 goals and 15 assists in his debut season with Chelsea. While those figures aren’t exactly inadequate, they do indicate a slip in standards for the striker in contrast to his last season in Bundesliga.

The 25-year-old found the net on 34 goals occasions in addition to setting up his RB Leipzig teammates 13 times in 45 games in 2019/20, prompting Chelsea to splash €50 million for him.

The Germany international is currently gearing up for international action in the European championship, and a national teammate of his is expecting the striker to present the best version of himself in this summer’s tournament.

“Timo has changed country, club, playing in a new league,” Boateng told BILD. “It is not so easy.

“Nonetheless, he scored his goals, provided assists, was present, went through a hollow, and came out, and now he’s the Champions League winner.

“For me, it has been a positive season with the usual ups and downs. It makes him bigger and stronger and he learns from it.

“At the Euros, we will see another Timo Werner, a hungry Timo. A Timo with more arrogance, because he has just won the Champions League. It carries you. He will show who he really is.”