Chelsea legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is of the belief that Timo Werner would need six months to adapt to playing in the English Premier League.
Hasselbaink says that Timo Werner would need a period of six months to settle at Stamford Bridge, he confirms that Olivier Giroud still has a huge role to play in the 2020-21 campaign.
Chelsea signed Timo Werner from German side RB Leipzig forward for a fee in the region of £47.5 million ($59m) and with his exploits in the German Bundeslisiga, Frank Lampard would definitely be making him the club’s first choice striker for the 2020-21 campaign.
The Blues had a pre seaṣon friendly match against fellow premier league side Brighton And Holve Albion where the 24-year-old netted withing four minutes into the game but the former Oranjes doesn’t think that the German forward is already stable, as he still thinks that Werner would need six months to settle like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at Arsenal.
He said to Gentingbet : “German football is totally different to the English game so it will be difficult for Werner to settle straight in.
“We know he’s a talented player. We know what he can do. And Chelsea need a player that can score goals.
“But, we also need to give him the time. If you look at [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang when he came, he needed six months. So, give him those six months as well.”
Chelsea brought in a lot of new faces this summer and Morocco’s Hakim Ziyech is one of them, Hasselbaink can’t wait to watch the talented winger Hakim Ziyech in a blues shirt.
“Hakim Ziyech is very creative, has an excellent left foot, is very good at set pieces and I expect a lot of assists from him.
“He’s got that aura around him in that he wants the ball. He wants that responsibility, he’s not afraid to score goals.
“Physically, he’ll possibly have a problem in the beginning, so he has to be smarter with his physical ability. But he is a silky, beautiful player and something that Chelsea don’t have – a midfielder with a left foot who can bring something different.”
Hasselbaink heaped praises Olivier Giroud’s qualities and is of the notion that the French man will have play pivotal role to in the new season.
“Giroud has always been underrated.
“He is not a striker who is going to score you 25 goals but he is a striker who will make others around him play better.
“So, if he’s going to be your main striker, you need wide players and midfielders who can score lots of goals and he will bring them in.
“Of late, when Giroud has been playing, the team play a lot better. I really like him. He holds the ball up really well, he brings other people in and he scores important goals.”