Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been hauled over the coals for missing a sitter as Germany suffered a shocking 2-1 home loss to North Macedonia on Wednesday.
The German forward failed to tap into an empty net from a few yards out after being played through by Ilkay Gundogan.
On a humiliating night for Joachim Low’s side – who went down to the side ranked 65th in the world – Werner was given a golden chance to put Germany in front with 10 minutes to play with the scores locked at 1-1.
Gundogan did well to sprint down the left and fashion a simple chance for the Chelsea striker, who got his feet muddled up inside the penalty area and scoffed the shot wide.
Germany went on to concede to Eljif Elmas’ goal five minutes later to suffer just their second home World Cup qualifying defeat since 1985 – the other being England’s 5-1 win in Munich back in 2001.
Werner’s horrible miss didn’t go unnoticed to football fans around the world, who mocked the 25-year-old for his compilation of misses.
One Chelsea fan tweeted: ‘Timo Werner is making it difficult to defend him again lol’ while another claimed the German striker ‘is not a serious footballer.’
A Liverpool fan posted: ‘Klopp really looked at Werner and said, “nah I’m alright”’ in relation to 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 in front of goal since joining Chelsea for £53million from RB Leipzig last summer.
Werner joined Stamford Bridge having scored 34 goals in 45 matches for Leipzig the season before, but has just five Premier League goals in 28 appearances for the Blues.
See other reactions to Werner’s latest howler.
An Opponent couldn't believe the miss by Timo Werner…….very sad 😭 pic.twitter.com/P5BbufNy1b
— Essel 🇬🇭💉 (@thatEsselguy) March 31, 2021
I think Rudiger needs to do this to Timo Werner because it’s getting worse. pic.twitter.com/w1HFVdd4ND
— Lατιf🦅 (@iLatif_) March 31, 2021
Werner has destroyed the bundesliga's rep. You can actually look a 40 goal a season forward over there and still be AWFUL
— Sean (@SeanDOlfc) March 31, 2021
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 1, 2021
Someone said Timo Werner fit miss heaven🤣🤣😂
— Naija (@Naija_PR) March 31, 2021