Wayne Bridge backs Timo Werner after lazy criticism

Former Chelsea defender believes Timo Werner was not lazy against Man City.

The German forward was flagged offside three times during the match which could have cost Chelsea the game on that night.

Ian Wright labels Werner as lazy who endured another difficult game for the Blues.

‘You need to look at the runs he makes. He needs to get back onside. He doesn’t get onside,’ said Wright on Match of the Day.

‘He’s got so much space. For me that’s just lazy. It’s lazy work. He’s running straight offside.’

Former Chelsea defender Wayne Bridge came to Werner’s defence played down the suggestions that Werner is lazy.

‘I don’t think you can label him as lazy,’ Bridge told bettingexpert.com when asked about the criticism.

‘The way he played against Real Madrid, the effort he put in the running and closing down means you can’t label him as lazy.

‘It’s just a case of timing his runs and needing to switch on a bit more and get onside and maybe he gets a goal.

‘I don’t think he [Wright] is calling Werner lazy for the effort he puts in, it’s just he was a couple of yards offside and he should have got back onside and he might have got the chance.

‘If you look at the way he plays he puts a lot of effort in for the team.’


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