Timo Werner says he is a “perfect” fit for the Premier League and revealed Frank Lampard was the “main point” after joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig.
Werner flew into the capital at the weekend after completing a £54m move recently. The striker watched from the stands as Chelsea defeated Wolves on Sunday and he started training with the Blues this week.
The 24-year-old, who looks set to get the No.11 shirt at Stamford Bridge, has been speaking about his big-money transfer and has revealed Lampard had a big role to play in the move.
“He (Lampard) was the main point; we talked a lot about things like system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to me,” said Werner.
“He is a really nice guy who not only told me what he wants from me as a player because he wants to help me as a guy. He knows me now a little bit better and it fits very good between us and now I am happy to be here.
“When you have a decision to go from your old club and you come to a big club like this, it was for me a dream which came true because Chelsea is a very big club.
“I know of the players before when they won the Champions League with (Didier) Drogba, with my new manager Frank Lampard, Petr Cech as the technical advisor, it is like a little dream for me but I want to become, not a same player like them, but I want to be part of a new era here so I will play to try to give my best.”
‘Perfect for me to play here’
Werner finished the Bundesliga season with 28 goals and eight assists, while in all competitions he managed 34 goals and 13 assists from 45 games. And the Germany international is confident he can hit the ground running in England.
“The style of the Premier League is very fast and my speciality is that I am really fast so I think it is perfect for me to play here,” Werner told Chelsea’s official club website.
“It is another league in another country so I can improve myself to bring it to another level, so those are the reasons I come to the Premier League and to Chelsea.
“I’ll try to score as much goals as I can for Chelsea, that is the big reason why they bought me, to bring the goals I scored in Leipzig here, and maybe score more goals than there.
“The first day is always a little bit crazy because you don’t know everybody so much. And not only the team, it is always a pleasure to meet the team behind the team the first time and now I am very happy and excited to meet them.”