Ange Postecoglou's Timo Werner development admission as winger gets first Spurs goal

Tottenham closed out a late 3-1 win against Crystal Palace over the weekend using a barrage of attacking players, but not before one winger who's struggled in the final third over the past few months secured a goal for himself.
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace - Premier League
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Spurs gathered a swift three points after laying down three goals in the final 20 minutes of Saturday's game against Crystal Palace. It was a relief to see the team switch into gear towards the end of the match after having gone down 1-0 in the 59th minute to an Eberechi Eze free kick.

Each of the goals scored in quick succession were exciting to witness, with Son Heung-min capturing his first since returning from international duty with South Korea, and Cristian Romero getting on the end of a James Maddison chip to collect his fourth of the season. The most pleasing score for Spurs fans, however, may have been the first one.

It was in the 77th minute when, after coming on as a sub to replace Rodrigo Bentancur, Brennan Johnson found himself open on the left flank. Barging his way through two Palace defenders, he made his way into the box to send a well-struck cross to the far side of the goal, where Timo Werner was lurking, ready to strike.

The goal marks Timo's first since joining Spurs in January, and it came at a crucial time not only for the team, but also for the player, who has struggled to find the back of the net in recent months, even before coming to Tottenham.

Speaking after the match, Ange Postecoglou commented on the strike (via Football London) and what the goal may have meant for Timo:

"I understand that with attacking players goals make them feel better and make them more confident and I guess it relieves the pressure on them a little bit, but like I said just in general I thought he was really aggressive with his running. He kept taking on the full-back and I thought apart from the missed chance his general play was really good. Like you say, a goal always helps, it was pleasing for us, and it was an important time in the game and it was great for him to score."

There's no doubt about it, the goal was crucial in multiple regards.

The team will now prepare for a tough fixture against their top-four competitors Aston Villa, a side they narrowly lost 2-1 to earlier in the season. With Richarlison out for a few weeks on the injury list, and Ryan Sessegnon as well, it looks like Werner will continue to get minutes in the upcoming matches, where hopefully he can continue to build on the weekend's performance.