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"If a woman doesn't want to go out with you, you cannot force her. Step back and maybe she will call you..."
These were the wise words of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel in a press conference earlier as he explained his decision behind stopping Timo Werner from doing extra finishing training, instead telling him that "your brain knows how to score" so he needn't worry.
The German forward has struggled since a big money move from RB Leipzig in the summer. He has scored just twice in his last 27 appearances in all competitions after a hefty amount of expectation was put on his shoulders following the £47.5 million move.
And more recently, a dreadful miss in Germany's shock World Cup qualifier defeat against North Macedonia has only intensified his lack of form in-front of goal. But to his credit, Tuchel has come out and publicly defender his striker with a passionate moment in front of the media.
You can see the moment below.
"If a woman doesn't want to go out with you, you cannot force her. Step back and maybe she will call you..."- Hayters TV (@HaytersTV) April 2, 2021
Thomas Tuchel absolutely brilliant on Timo Werner :joy: pic.twitter.com/WVG19mjbI5
Tuchel said: "First of all, it was a bad pass from Ilkay Gundogan - that's how I see it!
"He missed a chance and now everybody is passionate to talk about it, which is a bit annoying. The truth is he did not start three times for Germany, so maybe if he has more minutes, maybe they would have scored more.
"It's an easy solution to point the finger at Timo, which I cannot fully understand and I will not accept. I am happy that he's back here, because here he's protected. We demand a lot from him; we get a lot from him.
"Yes, he is in a moment where he lacks confidence. The ball simply does not work out like it usually works out. But he works hard for us.
Tuchel continued, saying: "He scores for us, he's doing assists, he's winning penalties. So if this is the most critical point in your career, you can accept it and say, 'it's pretty impressive so far'.
"Now is the moment not to think about it, not to read about it and not even to train extra. Yesterday I sent him in from training because he wanted to do some finishing.
"I said, 'you don't need that. Your body, your brain knows how to score. You did it since you were six years old. So don't worry, it will come.'
"The best thing to do is to work hard and be fearless."
Thomas Tuchel on Timo Werner's struggles in front of goal :fork_knife_plate: pic.twitter.com/kR3tm1IDbJ- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 2, 2021
Thoughts on Tuchel's style of management? Was he right to take Werner off the training pitch while he practised his finishing?
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