‘Transfer has paid off’ – Tottenham newcomer is delighted with his decision to join

Just a month into his spell at Tottenham Hotspur, Timo Werner believes that his decision to join the club has already been vindicated.

There was understandably a lot of scepticism from various pundits when Tottenham decided to secure Werner’s signature as the forward had failed to set the world alight in his two seasons at Chelsea.

However, just a handful of games into his Spurs career, it is clear that he is already a much better fit for Ange Postecoglou’s system than he was for either Frank Lampard’s or Thomas Tuchel’s at Stamford Bridge.

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Timo Werner is happy with decision to join Tottenham

Werner, who had found himself struggling for game time at Leipzig in the months preceding the January window, has played regularly since his switch to N17 and he has now admitted that his happiness is back.

He said (via Sky Sport German’s Philipp Hinze): “The fun has completely returned. I’ve changed a lot as a person, I’m much happier now. After just five games, you can tell that the transfer has paid off for me.

“But the season is still long. I want to build on my first performances. Just the fact that I’m playing in our stadium has already made the transfer worthwhile. It’s impressive.”

Werner revealed that he thought twice about the idea of joining Chelsea’s fierce rivals but insisted that the opportunity to join the Lilywhites was too good to turn down.

When asked about the rivalry, he said: “Of course, it’s a bit strange. In Germany, not everyone would cheer ‘Hurrah’ if you moved from Dortmund to Schalke. But especially in London, there are so many clubs, so the likelihood of playing for a rival upon returning is not low.

“Now I play for Chelsea’s biggest rival. At the beginning, I thought about it – also because I was quite well-regarded by the fans. Nevertheless, the step back to the best league in the world was important for me. Back to a style of football that I really enjoyed back then. I couldn’t take that into consideration at the time.”

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The only doubts Werner would have had about the move would have been about potentially not getting regular game time. However, Postecoglou has shown so far that he expects the 27-year-old to play an important role. No wonder the German is delighted with how things have panned out.

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