Chelsea beat Mancity 1-0 at Wembley to book a place for the FA cup final. Hakim Zeyich’s only goal was enough to take the Blues to the next level. Timo Werner’s comments after beating Mancity in the FA semi-finals will rile Man United fans.
Timo Werner recognized that Chelsea and Manchester City are the best two teams in England at the moment after the match. Werner helped Chelsea in claiming a crucial victory against Pep Guardiola’s Mancity team in the FA Cup semi-final, by providing the assist for Hakim Ziyech to score the only goal of the game.
This win gives Chelsea an opportunity to contest the FA Cup final for the second season in a row, with Leicester City or Southampton the opponents for the Blues in the final.
Werner said he felt that the best team won at Wembley, and also claiming that Chelsea and Manchester City are currently the top two sides in the country, despite the Thomas Tuchel team currently sitting fifth in the Premier League table.
While speaking t to BBC Radio 5 Live, Werner said:
“I think in the moment, maybe the two best teams in England played against each other.
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“It was a 50-50 game maybe, but in the end we made the counter-attacks and we make one goal, and defended very well, and I think we can say maybe the better team today has won.
“It is important you have good tactics, and it can decide the one v ones, in those individual duels in the end we did better than City.
“I think both teams, both managers have very good tactics and are very good managers, but in the end you have to win the duels and that’s what we did today.
Werner’s claim is supported by the fact that Chelsea have only lost once since Tuchel charge in January, with the Blues now fighting on three fronts, being through to the semi-finals of the Champions League and the final of the FA Cup, with a place in the top four still up for grabs.
But Chelsea won’t be catching Manchester City in the league, with Guardiola’s men on course to win the Premier League title, while Manchester United in second currently sit nine points ahead of the Blues in the table.
Meanwhile, Werner said he was pleased to contribute towards the victory with his assist, despite him coming in for criticism in recent weeks and months over his lack of goals.”
Chelsea have only lost once since Tuchel charge in a surprise defeat to West Brom and the Blues are now contesting on three fronts, being through to the semi-finals of the Champions League and the final of the FA Cup, with a place in the top four still up for grabs.
Chelsea however are out of the Premier League race, with Manchester City flying high in the league. Pep Guardiola’s men are on course to win the Premier League title, while Manchester United in second currently sits nine points clear of Chelsea in the table.
Werner admitted that he was pleased to contribute towards the victory with his assist to Zeyich following a lot of criticism in recent weeks and months over his lack of goals.
“Yes, more assists than goals, which is not usual for me from other years, but that’s not a problem when we win, like today or against Atletico Madrid.
“It was a similar goal to Atletico. It was a pass from Mason [Mount] and I saw Hakim [Ziyech] and I was thinking bring the ball in the middle so he could score, and that’s what I did.
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“Yes of course, it is a great season when we win a trophy. So we have to play the semi-final and the final, and we want to finish in the Premier League top four, so there is still work to do to win titles. So we keep going.”