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Rudiger: I’ll get in trouble if Werner doesn’t deliver!

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, joked that he will be in trouble if Timo Werner is a flop next season.

The German striker is joining his countryman at the Stamford Bridge club. Werner is signing from RB Leipzig in July.

And Rudiger joked that after putting in a good word on Werner, the club would be upset with him if the striker does not score enough goals!

He told Sport Bild: “Chelsea asked me for an assessment.

“I have known Timo for a long time.

“I made a clear recommendation to do everything possible to get him.

“From the next season on he will have to deliver, otherwise I will get trouble from the club afterwards.”

He added: “Although he [Werner] is not a classic penalty area striker, he has a certain robustness well suited to the toughness of English football.

“Counterattacking may have been more difficult for him at Bayern Munich or with a top Italian team, who are always dealing with opponents who sit very deep.

“Even outside the group of top clubs, many teams try to play positive and attacking football against us.

“This will give him the space he needs and hopefully he can use it as much as he did at Leipzig.”

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