Ebene Magazine – Chelsea striker Timo Werner misses Germany goalkeeper against North Macedonia

Ebene Magazine – Chelsea striker Timo Werner misses Germany goalkeeper against North Macedonia
Ebene Magazine – Chelsea striker Timo Werner misses Germany goalkeeper against North Macedonia
Chelsea striker Timo Werner had a night to forget when he missed a goalkeeper in Germany’s World Cup qualifying game against North Macedonia on Thursday night.

The four-time World Cup winner fell behind after Goran Pandev’s goal at the stroke of half-time, but equalized thanks to Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty in the 63rd minute.

Germany then had a great opportunity to take the lead with 10 minutes remaining, as Gundogan rushed into North Macedonia’s penalty area before giving the ball to Werner, who was eight yards away and had the goal at his mercy.

But the Chelsea striker completely missed the opportunity as he failed to connect properly with Gundogan’s pass, and the ball sank harmlessly for a goal kick.

To make matters worse, Eljif Elmas then put North Macedonia in the lead in the 85th minute to complete an upset 2-1 upset in Duisburg.

The defeat left Germany third in Group J, tied with six points with North Macedonia and three behind Armenia, who have won their three qualifying matches so far.

Werner, who signed a £ 47.5million contract with RB Leipzig last summer, has struggled to get in shape during the winter spell for Chelsea.

Speaking of Werner’s poor form in front of goal ahead of the international break, Tuchel said: “At the moment I don’t see why he should be frustrated. And honestly, it’s like I answered before, nobody here blames forwards, it’s a team effort to attack and a team effort to defend.

“We expect our guys to create more chances to be more decisive, yes, because we expect defenders to play at the highest level, so we also expect our forwards [qu’ils fassent de même].

“At the end of the day, it’s my responsibility to put them in the right frame of mind and the right positions, to let them play regularly, and from there we go. And maybe everything you read will be gone soon. ”

Chelsea, meanwhile, are said to be looking for a new striker this summer and are in the running to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, although they will face stiff competition from several clubs across Europe.

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