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Timo Werner could be next weapon unleashed by Postecoglou

Ange Postecoglou could bring out the best in Timo Werner at Tottenham following the attacker’s loan move from German side RB Leipzig

Joining Spurs fresh from RB Leipzig on a loan deal until the end of the season, Timo Werner will be hellbent on ensuring that he hits the headlines for all the right reasons following his return to the Premier League. Having rejoined RB Leipzig in the summer of 2022 following two years with Chelsea, the German club flashed the green light at the beginning of the week to return to the Premier League on a Tottenham ticket.

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou has the option to have the club make the move permanent for Werner if the loan spell proves successful for the player in N17 for £15.5million. Understandably quite a number of eyebrows of sceptical Spurs fans were raised once talk of a January switch to Tottenham was first mooted last weekend, harking back to the player’s frustrating time with London rivals Chelsea.

Despite leaving Stamford Bridge with a Champions League winners’ medal in his collection under the watchful guidance of Thomas Tuchel after beating Man City in the showpiece finale in 2021, many viewed the 27-year-old’s two seasons in SW6 as a failure due to his struggles in front of goal following his £45million move from Leipzig, although he did in fact hit double figures in his two years with Chelsea after contributing 12 in 2020/21 and 11 the following campaign.

Werner faced constant ridicule for his failure to convert chances for the Blues, which accounts for some Tottenham supporters questioning the decision to sign the player on loan at a time when Postecoglou’s team are gearing up to attain the next level of ascendancy.

The German would have benefitted considerably from his earlier learning experience, having had plenty of time to reflect on his two years in the Premier League. This should serve him in good stead now and Tottenham could potentially see the best of him going forward.

Furthermore, the opportunity to learn from and work under Postecoglou for the remainder of the season should augur well for Spurs, as the big Australian has a great record of adding to the caliber of players and has a proven way of extracting the best out of them.

“First of all very happy to be here. I think I’ve joined a very, very big club. I talked with the manager and it was a really, really good talk,” Werner said in his first club interview. “He gave me straight away the feeling of what I need to join a club, what I want to feel when you talk to a manager.

“Also the tactics and the style, how he wants to play, how he lets the team play, for me I thought straight away that it fits perfectly.”

Werner certainly possesses the attributes to do remarkably well in Postecoglou’s team as he has the pace and energy to press as well as the ability to score and assist. Additonally, Postecoglou seems to have made quite an impression impact on the striker even at this early juncture due to his motivational skills.

Werner certainly appears to be a good signing for Tottenham as they look to secure a Champions League spot for next season, especially with Postecoglou waiting to work his magic on the German striker to bring out his goal-scoring best for Tottenham.