Timo Werner said he had become "more robust" since joining Chelsea and playing in the Premier League, admitting he had started so many times despite being tired.
The 24-year-old has been one of the most impressive newcomers this summer at Chelsea and arguably even in the Premier League.
He has topped Chelsea’s goal-scoring chart with four goals (eight in all competitions) and is one of only two Blues players to have started all eight league games they have played this season (alongside N’Golo Kante).
His pace and ability to spot spaces behind defenders offer Chelsea new dimension in attack, particularly with several creative players such as Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, and Mason Mount around him.
Interestingly, the German international might have not been a speedy forward who relies on space we often think of him, but a complete forward, since he said that English football has helped him grow as a player.
He told reporters during his press conference for Germany on Friday as cited by Sports Central: “In England, people play a lot with long balls, it’s a bit different style of play than here in the national team. “I become more robust myself because I have to deal with a lot of robust opponents. “That also helps in the national team, but it always helps with other important things (as well).
Enjoying busy fixtures despite tiredness
Speaking about the fixtures that are coming thick and fast at Chelsea, Werner admitted enjoying it more than spending time on the training ground.
He added: “I much prefer to play than to train. “You develop through games and I can play them at the highest level. Playing every third day is very exhausting, but also really fun. “I’m looking forward to the next games and it suits me that we play so often.
Having a player who could be relied on so often will certainly help Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, particularly considering Christian Pulisic’s injury problems.
Werner will be with the Germany squad for the Nations League fixtures against Ukraine and Spain on Saturday and Tuesday respectively, before heading back to London for a Premier League trip to Newcastle United next week (Saturday, 21 November)..