Timo Werner says playing against Tottenham Hotspur gave him 'crazy feeling'

Timo Werner says he cannot wait to play in a stadium full of Chelsea fans as he wants to get the “crazy feeling” of playing in front of the Premier League crowds again.

The 24=year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer as a highly-anticipated prolific goalscorer after having an incredible season in Bundesliga with RB Leipzig.

But like the rest of the fellow Chelsea summer signings, he has yet to had to receive a proper reception from the fans in the stadium due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Werner seems eager to see the end of these behind-closed-doors games as he points out what makes the Premier League fans unique.

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Werner told Three (via The Metro): “It’s been a little bit difficult without fans because I think in the Premier League the fans [play] an important role, especially here, [throughout] the whole game.

“It’s different because in Germany they always sing and always have fun. But here the feuds are a lot of in the game.

“They watch it and they love it when you tackle, create a chance, or score — that feeling is special.”

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While it was not in front of the Blues supporters, Werner has had first-hand experience of being surrounded by the supporters of a Premier League club when he visited Wembley back in February.

“I felt it with Leipzig when we played Tottenham,” added Werner who also secured the Bundesliga team’s winning goal from the spot in that game.

“It was crazy the feeling you had. It was a different feeling to the Bundesliga.

“I am looking forward to having the fans back here.”

Considering his goalscoring threats, Werner would certainly be a Stamford Bridge crowd favourite.

A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.