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Ian Wright sends advice to Chelsea striker Timo Werner after penalty miss against Luton


Ian Wright sent some words of advice to struggling Chelsea star Timo Werner after his penalty miss against Luton (Picture: BBC)

Ian Wright has told struggling Chelsea striker Timo Werner that perseverance is the key to ending his nightmare run in front of goal.

The Germany international made an immediate impact at Stamford Bridge following his £45million move from RB Leipzig in the summer, spearheading Frank Lampard’s new-look attack to devastating effect.

Werner’s confidence has almost totally evaporated, however, over the course of the last few months during which he has scored just once, against Morecambe in the FA Cup, over the course of his last 17 appearances for club and country.

The 24-year-old was a constant threat throughout Sunday’s 3-1 win over Luton, but failed to find the net despite being presented with a number of opportunities and squandered a late penalty which was saved by Simon Sluga.

‘That’s the problem when you take it like that and try to bend it in there and catch it like that it goes into the keeper,’ Wright told the BBC, analysing Werner’s penalty technique.

‘You have to keep getting in there, saying I’ll take that penalty you have to show that confidence and you’ve got to try and convert it.’

Fellow pundit Alan Shearer, meanwhile, added: ‘You’ve got to get on the training ground and starting firing those balls in from five yards, 10 yards.

‘Even without a goalkeeper in there just to build your confidence up there, every single day.

‘You have to admire him because he’s the one who gets fouled and you have to admire him for getting up and wanting to take the penalty.’


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