Timo Werner produces a HORRENDOUS miss in Germany’s shocking World Cup qualifying loss against North Macedonia
Timo Werner causes a HORRIBLE miss in Germany’s choppy World Cup qualifying defeat against North Macedonia … with the £ 53 million Chelsea forward turning down just five minutes before the minnows scored their winning goal
- Germany suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat to minnows North Macedonia on Wednesday
- With the score of 1-1 at 80 minutes, Timo Werner made a shocking miss
- The Chelsea forward failed to tap in a few yards away with a gaping goal
- North Macedonia scored five minutes later to record a shocking victory
- Fans mock Werner on social media after the horrific miss took Germany
Timo Werner failed to reach an empty net from a few yards away on Wednesday during Germany’s shocking 2-1 home defeat against North Macedonia.
On a humiliating night for Joachim Low’s squad – who went to 65th place in the world – Werner got a golden opportunity to put Germany in first place with 10 minutes of play with the scores 1-1.
Ilkay Gundogan did a good job sprinting over the left and creating a simple opportunity for the Chelsea forward, who tangled his feet in the penalty area and the shot went wide.
Timo Werner caused a humiliating miss in Germany’s shocking 2-1 loss to North Macedonia
With the scores locked at 1-1 with ten minutes to play, Werner failed to tap in a few yards
Germany gave in to Eljif Elmas’ goal five minutes later and only suffered their second World Cup qualifying defeat since 1985 – the other being England’s 5-1 win in Munich in 2001.
Football fans derided the 25-year-old for missing the simple opportunity, with one fan claiming that Werner is the worst striker in the Premier League era since former Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.
One Chelsea fan tweeted: ‘Timo Werner makes it hard to defend him again lol’, while another claimed the German striker is ‘not a serious footballer’.
Werner couldn’t get the ball out of his feet and the ball crawled wide with a gaping goal
Fans derided Werner for his shocking social media miss after Wednesday night’s game
Meanwhile, a Liverpool fan posted: ‘Klopp really looked at Werner and said’ No, I’m fine ” in connection with Werner being linked with a move to Liverpool before joining the West Londoners .
The miss is the latest blunder in a difficult season for the 25-year-old, who has struggled for goal since joining Chelsea last summer for £ 53 million from RB Leipzig.
Werner joined Stamford Bridge after scoring 34 goals in 45 appearances for Leipzig the previous season, but has only scored five Premier League goals in 28 appearances for Blauw-Zwart.
North Macedonia scored a winner five minutes after missing Werner to win the match
The German forward’s form for goal has not picked up, even after the arrival of fellow countryman Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea manager following the dismissal of Frank Lampard.
Werner has scored one Premier League goal in his last 20 games at the highest level and has also provided just four assists during this time.
The forward’s form for Germany has also spiraled downward as Werner has now not scored in his last four caps.
£ 47.5m Werner has struggled for goal this season
His overall goal record stands at 15 goals in 37 caps for the 2014 World Cup winners.
Germany, which will see manager Low leave his role on the national team after this summer’s European Championship, fell behind European minnows North Macedonia when ex-Inter Milan striker Goran Pandev scored in stoppage time in the first half.
Manchester City midfielder Gundogan tied the score for Germany from the penalty spot halfway through the second half, before Werner missed his glorious opportunity in 80 minutes.
Wednesday’s defeat in North Macedonia was their second World Cup qualifying loss since 1985
And North Macedonia dramatically regained their lead through Napoli midfielder Elif Elmas, with the visitors even holding on to the win after eight minutes of stoppage time.
The visitors were able to meet Germany again at this summer’s European Championship after North Macedonia claimed their place in the big tournament at the end of last year.
For the summer tournament they have been placed in a group with the Netherlands, Austria and Hungary.