Chelsea FC boss Thomas Tuchel has warned striker Timo Werner ahead of their Champions League clash with Real Madrid this week.

The German seems to have picked up his form as the season heads to a homestretch and while Tuche is happy with his progress, he has been warned that it is just a start.

The Germany striker has had a rotten season, riddled with injuries and loss of form, but his two goals and a sparkling performance at St Mary’s against an admittedly hapless Southampton showed that perhaps the £47.5million striker is beginning to rediscover his touch.

“You have to be ready when the chance comes, and that is what he did. It will do him good, but it was so necessary. He looked confident.

“There were a lot of things made for his style of play. These are the kind of performances strikers need, and we need from the strikers – it is a give and take. Timo’s attitude is always good – but he still needs to adapt. He used to play regularly, for teams that were built for him. But he needs to adapt, and to the physicality of the league. The process is not finished but it was a step in the right direction,” he said.

Chelsea already trails 3-1 from the first leg and they will be hoping for a miracle at the Bernabeu if they are to make it to the semi-finals of the competition.

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