Chelsea’s summer signing Timo Werner says he joined the club in order to win the Champions League, and expects them to do so very soon.
‘I came here to win titles,’ he said, according to The Telegraph, echoing his words when he arrived at Stamford Bridge earlier this year.
Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012, but have only made it to the semi-final once since then. However, Werner believes they have a ‘good chance’ of winning it this season.
Timo Werner says he joined Chelsea this summer in order to win the Champions League
‘We have a big squad of good players… I think with this we have to have the goal to go very far in this competition.
‘We are not here to say “we will get in the next round and we will see”. We are here to win the Champions League.
‘This year is a good chance because everybody in the competition has a lot of games, and every team has to think about how they can manage it, who they can play, how many games they can play consecutively.
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‘For me, I think we have a good chance this year, but also in the next years… We are in a good way, we are learning from each other. We have a good chance to go very far in this competition.’
Chelsea have shown their squad depth so far this season, with Werner himself coming in as a late replacement for the injured Christian Pulisic before their victory over Burnley.
All of their new signings have impressed in recent weeks, with the Blues emerging as contenders in all competitions.
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Werner has played 10 times since joining, scoring five goals and creating three assists so far.
Chelsea are in Group E in the Champions League alongside Sevilla, Krasnodar, and Rennes, and are currently top of the group with four points, edging out Sevilla on goal difference.
They will play Rennes on Wednesday, expecting to pull ahead in the race for qualification to the knockout stages.
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