Timo Werner buzzing as he reacts to Tottenham debut at Man Utd | Football

Timo Werner played 80 minutes on his Tottenham Hotspur debut (Picture: Getty Images)

Timo Werner loved his return to the Premier League with Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, excited to get stuck in again after a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Spurs twice equalised after falling behind to the home side, with Rasmus Hojlund and Marcus Rashford scoring the Manchester United and Richarlison and Rodrigo Bentancur netting for the visitors.

Werner provided the assist for Bentancur’s goal and, although Spurs could have gone on to win the match, was pleased with his outing on debut since joining on loan from RB Leipzig.

The Germany international had an underwhelming spell at Chelsea before returning to Leipzig, but is loving being back in England with another London side.

‘First of all very happy to be back I think it makes a lot a lot of fun to play here,’ Werner told Sky Sports.

‘You see today it’s the best league, how the tempo is, how the game is going. I enjoyed it very much to be outside there with the guys. At least one point, in the next few days when I can train more with the guys it can go better.’

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Werner celebrates with his Spurs teammates after Bentancur’s goal (Picture: Getty Images)

Werner did have chances, which he spurned, and admitted that there were nerves ahead of his debut, especially at such an iconic venue.

‘For sure, to play for a new club in this stadium against United you’re always a bit nervous,’ he said. ‘At the end it’s football, I tried to enjoy it and that’s what I did.

‘I’m very excited. What I see, the coaches and all the players in the last days was incredible. The team is very nice, included me straight away in everything. I’m very happy. I want to play in our stadium, that will be another highlight.

‘You always want to score as an offensive player, but if I can include an assist that’s also good.’

Werner was drafted straight into the starting XI despite limited time to train with his new side as Heung-min Son is away on international duty with South Korea in the Asian Cup, while Dejan Kulusevski was ill and James Maddison remains out injured.


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