Timo Werner has admitted he is not 'satisfied' with the amount of game time he has seen at Chelsea this season, but insists he is not looking to leave.
The 25-year-old has started just three of the Blues' seven Premier League games so far in 2021-22, and only got off the mark for the season at the weekend in the 3-1 win against Southampton.
The Germany international also saw a 16th Blues goal disallowed in the same game - his sixth top-flight match of the season - which added more misfortune that has no doubt contributed to him scoring only 14 goals in 60 appearances for Thomas Tuchel's men.
Timo Werner has admitted he is not 'satisfied' with his playing time at Chelsea this season
The German has started just three league games and only scored his first goal at the weekend
But despite a 'difficult' start to the season and the desire to become a regular in Tuchel's team currently going unfulfilled, the former RB Leipzig striker admits he is not ready to call it quits even if things do not change before Christmas.
'The last few weeks have been difficult at Chelsea. After many years, I was suddenly a little behind and had to fight my way again,' he told German outlet Express.de.
'A career always goes up and down, never steadily upwards. But you learn to deal with it.
'I have to bite into it again, that challenges me. Of course, I would like to enjoy more minutes, so I give my best in training.
But the German insists he will keep fighting to break his way into Thomas Tuchel's side
'Of course, I can't be satisfied if I don't play. Of course, I want to be a regular in a big team. But I'm not saying that if I don't start 10 or 15 games before Christmas, I really want to leave.
'Things happen relatively quickly in football. I have to look at the bigger picture to make my