Timo Werner stated that he had anticipated his time at Chelsea heading in a different direction during his news conference with the German national team.
The 26-year-old was given permission to leave the Blues permanently this summer after allegedly feuding with former boss Thomas Tuchel.
He was acquired by RB Leipzig, bringing about a reunion with his former team, with whom he has had a successful campaign thus far.
The attacker is one of several players who appeared to have a falling out with Tuchel over the summer, despite the fact that he was the only one who received a permanent transfer.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was only allowed to leave on loan, while Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech were failed in their attempts to leave the club.
Werner has stated that although he had some enjoyable moments in West London, the overall experience was not what he had anticipated.
“For me personally, it wasn’t the finest time,” he remarked. I had a different scenario in mind. I gained a lot of knowledge and won the Champions League and other competitions. I had a great time during my two years abroad, especially in London. I left with conflicted feelings.
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While Werner certainly enjoyed some good times in West London, he has claimed the overall experience is not what he expected.
He said: “For me personally, it was not the best time. I imagined it going differently. I learnt a lot, and won the Champions League and other cups. I enjoyed both years abroad – and really enjoyed London. I had mixed emotions leaving.
“In Leipzig during the first few weeks not everything has gone perfectly, but the style of football under the new coach suits me really well and is preparing me for what will be required in the national team.”
The 26-year-old will be looking to either hold off or strike a relationship with current Blue Kai Havertz on the international stage, with him not enjoying the best personal start to the season.
With the World Cup only a few months away, it was important for Werner to get first team football under his belt in order to put him in the best place to be chosen by Hansi Flick when the tournament begins.