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Chelsea striker Werner: Speaking German with Tuchel good for me

Chelsea striker Timo Werner says he's feeling good working for manager Thomas Tuchel.

The former RB Leipzig striker, 24, has endured a tricky season since his £47.5million move last summer - even going on a 14-game Premier League goal drought before his strike against Newcastle last week.

Werner has credited Tuchel for his recent boost in form saying the lack of language barrier has been crucial.

Werner told Sky Sports: "When you have a new manager it is, every time, a new beginning for everybody, so it was a new beginning for me as well.

"I said, 'OK, I missed so many chances, I missed so many points and maybe I will start now.'

"I understood the old manager very well, it was not because of the language.

"But I think when you can talk German to someone, you can explain some things easier.

"Maybe he [Tuchel] would explain things easier than the old manager, for example, because it can be different when you talk to someone in your own language.

"Maybe misunderstanding a word can make a sentence completely different."

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