Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has admitted his recent lack of goals was the worst time of his career.
However, the Germany international insists he is feeling the flow again under Thomas Tuchel.
Werner has scored just one goal and provided three assists for Chelsea in 19 appearances in all competitions.
But since Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard, Werner’s contribution and performance has improved, scoring once and providing three assists in five appearances.
Moving from RB Leipzig for £47.5m in the summer, having scored 95 goals in 159 games for the German side, there were high expectations of Werner at Stamford Bridge. But during his barren run, Werner admits he struggled.
“The smile wasn’t on my face all the time. You have to keep smiling, that’s the most important thing because when you are not happy and you don’t enjoy football, and you are always angry or mad, you can’t go back to moments where you can play good football.
“That’s my thing and how I want to train. The other things are: always be positive and not mad, and that’s the next step to being back to the old Timo. Behind the smile, of course there were a lot of days without goals and also sometimes losing. It’s not the best feeling but smiling on the outside is the best way to keep going.
“The period where I didn’t score was the worst time of my career because I’d never missed so many big chances. I’d never been so long without a goal, so I was very happy it ended two games ago. It was a difficult time without those feelings.
“When I look back at my half a year with Chelsea, it wasn’t the most difficult time in my career, but the best time to learn new things. When you have a period without goals you learn something from yourself. You learn a lot about how you can handle these situations and it was the best time for me to learn the most in my career. From bad moments you learn the most and that’s exactly what happened in the last month,” Werner told Sky Sports.
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said players at the club know he is the worst loser.
Solskjaer made the comments after discussing Bruno Fernandes’ passionate reactions.