'Starting to understand': 27-year-old reveals Tottenham training ground moves that are making him better

Timo Werner scored his first goal for Tottenham this weekend after joining on from RB Leipzig in January.

Tottenham striker Timo Werner says working on the training ground and playing games is helping him understand his teammates after scoring his first goal for Spurs over the weekend. The German missed a big chance to put Spurs ahead against Crystal Palace but more than made up for it when he scored the equaliser to make it 1-1. 

Cristian Romero and captain Son Heung-min then made it 3-1 to secure a vital win and ensure the Lilywhites kept pace with Aston Villa in fourth place. 

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Asked how he felt after his first goal, the 27-year-old forward said it was the improving understanding with his teammates that is making him feel more confident.

He told SPURSPLAY: "I think the team is starting to understand me as a player. I think it gets even better, especially the link-up with Dest on the left gets better and better and also with Madders as the No.10, he's always looking for me.

"I think Sonny is a bit of a different player in the centre than Richy and the link-up with both of them gets better and better through training and games, so I feel even more comfortable on the pitch to play in this team and get even more included in the attacks.

"Very happy, especially after the first half when I missed that big chance. A lot of the place was falling down on my shoulders, we would say in Germany. I enjoyed this moment to score my first goal here in the stadium.

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"I wanted to celebrate but then I realised that nobody was coming over and I realised it was 1-1 and we had a bit of work to do still! Then I went straight back to the centre to try to get another goal. Of course, I was very happy in this moment."

Werner is hoping that he can find form between now and the end of the season to force his way back into the German national team for this summer's European Championship and help secure a permanent move to north London.