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Timo Werner explains how Ange Postecoglou wants him to play at Tottenham


Tottenham signed former Chelsea striker Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig until the end of the season last week. The 27-year-old’s move includes an option to be made permanent in the summer for an undisclosed fee.

Werner got his Spurs career off to a solid start this past weekend when he provided an assist in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

The north London outfit will be hoping Werner’s arrival will help them secure a top-four berth this term. Back Tottenham to finish in the top-four at 6/5 with bet365.

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Timo Werner on Tottenham role

Werner’s time in England is largely remembered for his poor goalscoring ability as a no.9 for Chelsea.

However, the German has moved to play down expectations over his goal threat for Tottenham, saying scoring is no longer the biggest part of his game.

Werner suggested he has not returned to the Premier League to be a goalscorer first and foremost: “There was always criticism of my game [at Chelsea],” he said. “At the beginning, I also started like I did [at Old Trafford], from the left side.

“I think a lot of people wanted to see me scoring more goals, but at Spurs, with the tactics we have and the way the manager wants me to play, I can bring a lot to the group with my assists and maybe [by] not being the main man who scores — to make deep runs to create space for the others and, like yesterday, to create an assist.”

Werner scored 93 goals in 157 appearances during his first spell at RB Leipzig, but netted just 10 Premier League goals during his stint with Chelsea.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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