Timo Werner endured a miserable evening when Germany lost 6-0, but Frank Lampard believes he can bounce back

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Frank Lampard has backed Timo Werner to overcome the trauma of Germany’s Nations League embarrassment by picking up where he left off for Chelsea.

Werner had scored in four successive games for Chelsea leading into the latest international break, taking the striker’s tally for his new club to eight goals.

The 24-year-old also scored twice in Germany’s 3-1 victory over Ukraine, before being part of one of the worst results in his national team’s recent history.

Werner played 76 minutes of the 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain on Tuesday night, which has, understandably, been met with fierce criticism in Germany and resulted in speculation over Joachim Löw’s position.

Lampard himself has experience of having to put national disasters behind him to return to his club as a player and believes Werner will be in the right frame of mind when Chelsea face Newcastle United on Saturday lunchtime.

“Timo scored two goals in their middle game [against Ukraine], so there was a positive element,” said head coach Lampard. “But he was part of a performance that was really negative. I have watched most of that one and there won’t be any fingers pointed at Timo.”

Speaking on Thursday afternoon at his weekly press conference, Lampard added: “I’ve been part of that in my career. I haven’t seen Timo yet and when I do I will speak to him, but he shouldn’t need much picking up because he is coming back to a place where is in very good form and really settling in.”

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Chelsea’s new signings have all already made a positive impact under Lampard, with Werner already looking like a relative bargain following his £47.5 million move from RB Leipzig.

“I’ve been happy with his form so far,” said Lampard. “We’ve seen lots of moments of what we have brought Timo to the club for, that is obviously his goalscoring prowess and explosive speed and goal threat. It was something we were lacking last year and because of his personality because of his talent. I am getting time to work with him and he is getting time to make relationships with his team-mates.

“When you’re a striker looking to make runs off the shoulders of team-mates, you need time to work with the players that find your runs and that is something we have been in the process of. It was evident earlier in the season.

“More recently, it has been evident that it is improving. I’ve got absolute faith in Timo. I think he is a fantastic player and that he has had a really good start. I look forward to seeing more of it.”