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Sports News of Wednesday, 28 April 2021


'If that’s Iheanacho, he doesn’t miss' - Ex-Rangers star compares Werner to the Leicester striker

German and Chelsea striker, Timo Werner has come under intense criticism for missing a glorious chance that could make or break Chelsea as they hope to beat Real Madrid for a place in the Champions League finals.

After he missed the chance, Former Rangers star and manager Ally McCoist opined that the striker is not a clinical finisher like in-form Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho.

Werner, who joined Chelsea from Rb Leipzig ha failed to leave up to expectations.

Although he has scored 11 goals and registered 12 assists in all competitions for the Blues this season, Werner has come under heavy criticism for the number of chances he has missed this season, reports.

This season, no Premier League player has missed more big chances (29) in the league and European competition than Werner.

The German international was guilty of missing another big chance in the Blues 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

Werner should have put Chelsea ahead in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash against Los Blancos after he was set up by Christian Pulisic, but he could only hit straight at Thibaut Courtois from close range.

And speaking after the draw against Real Madrid, McCoist believes Werner lacks the finishing qualities of the in-form Iheanacho.

“I can see Werner thinking about that chance, where a natural finisher doesn’t, McCoist told TalkSport.

“If that’s Iheanacho, he doesn’t miss. I can see a slight sense of hesitation,” he added.

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