The Blues striker’s struggles to score more often reportedly played an unfortunate part in the club’s decision to dismiss Lampard earlier this year.
Timo Werner has admitted feeling ‘guilty’ for failing to score more often under former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard prior to his dismissal.
The Blues relieved Lampard as manager on January 25 and appointed Thomas Tuchel, who had been dismissed at Paris Saint-Germain a month earlier, as his successor on the very next day following a poor run of results.
And now Werner, who scored only nine goals in 28 games under Lampard following his €53m summer arrival from RB Leipzig, has confessed his guilt at failing to convert more of his chances.
“When you come here to play as a striker and be the man to score the goals, of course, I felt a little bit guilty that I missed so many chances,” Werner told Sky Sports.
“For the club, for the old manager but also for me because I want to score all the time and as much as I possibly can.
“Of course, if I’d scored four or five more goals maybe the old manager would still be here because we’d maybe have won two or three games more but you can’t look too much into the past because there are too many games ahead of us.”
The Germany international has managed one goal and three assists in six appearances under new manager Tuchel so far.
Werner will hope to add to his tally in Chelsea’s Premier League match against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.