Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has backed Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to return to good form for the club.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League trip to Crystal Palace, Tuchel expressed confidence in the German duo, saying “we will not lose faith and trust.”
Tuchel said, “Look at the games Porto played in the Champions League. If you can show me any nice, fluid and pretty games of any opponent we can talk again. I did not find it. They make your life very tough.
“They went through the group with 13 points. You can ask in the group how easy it was to play against them. They make your life hard, especially for offensive players. They did not have the easiest task up front. They had a big impact defensively and they worked hard for us, both Kai and Timo. It was difficult for them to find spaces and create something, so we changed after 65 minutes but we will not lose faith and trust.
“We accept sometimes it’s hard sometimes to have a big impact. Maybe Timo misses a bit of confidence in his finishing but Kai, I feel, is very self-confident. There are no bigger concerns. It was just in this game we tried to change the momentum.”