Timo Werner has shown his support for teammate Mason Mount by insisting Chelsea's Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham was a burden the whole team are responsible for.
Mount missed the decisive spot kick in the penalty shootout which saw The Blues crash out at the last-16 stage on Tuesday.
After all of the first nine penalties had been scored, Mount stepped up knowing Chelsea's fate was in his hands, only for him to pull his effort wide of the post.
But despite the disappointing defeat, Werner posted a positive message on his Instagram account after the game to help take the pressure off Mount.
"We win and lose together," he wrote. "We will try to make it better on Saturday!"
Earlier in the evening, Werner had got his Chelsea scoring account up and running with his first goal for the club, firing hard and low into the corner from outside the box.
But a late equaliser from Erik Lamela forced the game to penalties, eventually ending with Mount's unfortunate miss.
Werner had opted not to take a penalty due to suffering cramp in his legs late on.
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"We spoke to the players," Chelsea boss Frank Lampard said afterwards. "You work on penalties and try and have a plan but it's very difficult to know.
"Timo had some cramp at the end and Timo would have probably taken one so we had to adjust around that."
The result adds a bit more pressure onto Lampard's shoulders after an indifferent start to the campaign.
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Asked what the effect of the penalty miss would have on Mount, Lampard replied: "I don’t think it should be a shattering blow.
"It is a disappointing night to get knocked out of the Carabao Cup, but Mason will have many more nights for this club and his country when he will play in games with huge importance on them and he will be the deciding factor in a positive way.
"He has my support at all times, and the team’s and everyone around him. You miss a penalty and it is a collective when you get this far in a game like this."
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