Timo Werner: New Chelsea signing refused to take penalty during Tottenham shootout

Timo Werner: New Chelsea signing refused to take penalty during Tottenham shootout

- Timo Werner scored a great goal in Chelsea’s loss to Tottenham in the Carabao Cup

- The epic match had a late drama as Erik Lamela’s goal forced the game into penalties

- Reports say Timo Werner rejected a chance to take part in the shootout as Chelsea lost 5-4

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Timo Werner’s first half goal against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup fourth-round was cancelled by an Erik Lamela strike and the game headed straight into penalty shootout.

The new Chelsea signing reportedly turned down a chance to take a spot kick during the shootout as the Blues crashed out of the competition 5-4 after the game went into penalties following a 1-1 draw.

Werner impressed in the game but was down with a cramp at the latter stages of the match and reports by ESPN journalist James Olley claim Werner rejected a chance to take a spot kick.

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The German was full of confidence after his goal, but went down with cramp in the final stages of the tie, which went straight to penalties after 90 minutes.

"Lampard goes to Werner, who is getting treatment for cramp, to ask if he wants to/can take a penalty. He says no," James Olley tweeted.

"You work on penalties and plan but it's difficult you know.

"Timo had cramp towards the end of the game and probably would have taken one. So we had to adjust around that."

A mild drama occurred during the game when Eric Dier raced down the tunnel to use the toilet facility with his side trailing 1-0 at that moment.

Furious Jose Mourinho was seen as he stormed down the area to fetch the player with Timo Werner’s lone goal for Chelsea set to knock them out of the competition.

Timo Werner: New Chelsea signing refused to take penalty during Tottenham shootout loss

Timo Werner refused to take spot-kick during Tottenham vs Chelsea. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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And moments later, the player emerged from the tunnel as well as the manager to the amusement of fans, it appeared Dier had no choice but to leave the pitch to use the toilet.

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However Erik Lamela equalized for Spurs in the 83rd minute and Tottenham eventually won the tie during penalty shootout with Mason Mount missing the Blues’ last spot kick.

Dier was handed the Man of the Match award as he inspired his team to victory in the game.

Meanwhile Legit.ng earlier reported that Inter Milan have reportedly concluded plans to make a move for Chelsea midfielder, N'golo Kante before this transfer window closes.

The Italian League giants will offer the Blues two of their key players; Milan Skriniar and Marcelo Brozovic in a swap deal for the Frenchman.

Kante played for Antonio Conte during his two-year reign at Stamford Bridge - winning one Premier League and a FA Cup title in the process.

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