Tuesday April 27 2021
Di Canio blames Werner

Former Serie A forward Paolo Di Canio blames Chelsea striker Timo Werner after he missed an open goal against Real Madrid: ‘It seemed he was playing with his friends.’

Chelsea and Real Madrid picked up a 1-1 draw at Valdebebas in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

A Christian Pulisic goal put the Blues ahead in the first half, minutes after Werner had missed an open goal.

“The attitude was wrong, it’s not a finish you expect from an important player,” Di Canio told Sky Sport Italia.

“It seemed he was playing a game with his friends,” he added.

“Sometimes his teammates could have served him a little better, but his movements were not convincing and often he was not in the right position. Werner is very fast, but he is too frenetic too.”

The second leg is scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, at Stamford Bridge.