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Chelsea striker Timo Werner says he "needs a manager who screams at me"

Chelsea striker Timo Werner insists he has no problem with Thomas Tuchel screaming at him from the touchline – because it gives him “more power” on the pitch.

Werner has struggled since completing a £54million move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, despite arriving with a lethal reputation after scoring 34 goals in 45 games for RB Leipzig last season.

The Germany striker has only scored five Premier League goals in 28 games so far, although his general form has admittedly improved under new head coach Tuchel.

Tuchel has got off to a flyer since replacing Frank Lampard in the Blues hot-seat at the end of January, avoiding defeat in his first 14 games in charge.

The former PSG and Borussia Dortmund gaffer is a lively character on the touchline and can often be seen bellowing orders to his players.

And Werner says his manager’s loud personality suits him perfectly.

“It’s no problem for me when he screams at us on the pitch,” the 25-year-old told Match of the Day magazine.

“I need a manager who screams at me. It gives me more power.

“I had the same at Leipzig – I’ve always had managers who have shouted rom the sidelines and pushed me on.”

He added: “I understand every word he says and I think he understand every word when I talk to him, which makes it very easy for me.

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    Werner admits his debut season at Chelsea has been a difficult one, but stresses that he remains determined to help the team.

    “When you don’t score as a striker, it’s always tough,” he continued.

    “I want to help the team and I want to score, because that’s my nature – I’m a striker. Winning games is the most important thing, but after that, it’s scoring.”

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