Tottenham’s Timo Werner was pleased to contribute to his first-ever match against Manchester United, but he is confident that he can get better as the campaign progresses.
The German forward set up Rodrigo Bentancur for the visitors’ second goal less than a minute into the second half as Spurs twice overcame a 2-0 deficit to earn a point at Old Trafford.
“First of all, I’m very happy to be back,” Werner stated. Playing here is a lot of fun.
“You see today it’s the best league with the tempo and the game. I enjoyed it very much.
“One point but in the next few days I can train more with the guys and it can go better.
“To play for a new club in this stadium against United, you’re always a bit nervous.
“You try to enjoy it.
“What I see and what the coaches and players did for me in the last few days was incredible.
“I was included straight away. I want to play in our stadium.
“You always want to score as the offensive player but if you can assist, that is also good.”
With Werner thrust into the deep end and Dejan Kulusevski, James Maddison, and Heung-Min Son all absent, Ange Postecoglou was left with no other option.
Even though his team only gained one point, the Australian head coach was proud of his team’s performance as the North London team dominated the game.
He said: “We’ve had a rough week with some illness in the camp. Credit to the players they kept going to the end. It was an outstanding effort.
“Timo had two training sessions and played 60 minutes for the club. He was outstanding.
“He [Kulusevski] hadn’t trained all week, [Oliver] Skippy was under the weather and so was Destiny [Udogie].
“All year we’ve just got on with it. It was a big game, particularly away from home.”