Timo Werner, a Chelsea forward, has revealed why he is struggling this season at Stamford Bridge.
Werner has only scored five goals in 30 Premier League appearances for Chelsea this season.
The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from Red Bull Leipzig in the summer transfer window, but has yet to match his previous outstanding form with the Bundesliga club.
The Germany international now claims that “crazy stuff” in his head has led to his Chelsea woes, but that he is now psychologically in the right position to succeed.
“In maybe a half-year, I don’t think I lacked the ability to score goals. Werner told the club’s Youtube channel, “When I first came to Chelsea, I had eight goals in the first 12 games, so it was nearly the same as in Leipzig.”
“Then, in the middle of the season, there’s a break, and everything changes.
“Perhaps I get a little crazy stuff in my head, like I have to score every game because it’s a new country, new team, and then I don’t do it.
“It wasn’t good for me, but now it’s back to where I was in my head – not just in terms of consistency on the pitch, but also in terms of confidence and happiness with myself, even when I’m not scoring.
“I’ve returned to being patient and calm, to say, “don’t try to bring things to you, let them come to you.” So some people give me sound advice; they go to the disco, they want a kid, but they don’t get one because they want one.
“The next day, they go to the disco and stand off to the side, and 100 girls appear because they like him. They said that it was the same in football.
“So I’ll give it my all for the squad, and it might start next season rather than this, but it will happen. Until then, I’ll put in a lot of effort for myself, and that’s critical.”