‘Great player’, ‘Harsh reality’: Some Chelsea fans react to 25-year-old’s display on int’l duty

‘Great player’, ‘Harsh reality’: Some Chelsea fans react to 25-year-old’s display on int’l duty

‘Great player’, ‘Harsh reality’: Some Chelsea fans react to 25-year-old’s display on int’l duty – originally posted on Sportslens.com

A selection of Chelsea fans on Twitter produced a mixed reaction after Timo Werner’s spectacular miss during Germany’s shock defeat to North Macedonia last night.

Germany suffered a 2-1 loss to North Macedonia at home in their third World Cup qualifying game, but things could have been different, had Werner scored.

Goran Pandev gave the visitors the advantage just moments before the interval. Ilkay Gundogan levelled the scores shortly after the hour mark via the penalty spot.

In the 79th minute, Werner had a simple tap-in chance, but he scuffed his left-footed shot wide off the mark to the astonishment of some Macedonia players.

Ultimately, the 2014 World Cup champions paid the price for the miss as the visitors went on to secure an unlikely victory after Eljif Elmas scored in the 85th minute.

Germany now find themselves third in their World Cup qualifying group, three points behind leaders Armenia, who have made the perfect start.

It is still too early in the qualifying phase, but Joachim Loew’s side have gone to their old habits of missing chances and conceding goals.

Werner’s miss does not come as a surprise, given his mixed run of fortunes with the Blues, and here are some of the reactions from the club’s faithful.

The 25-year-old has registered an impressive tally of 10 goals and 10 assists in all competitions for the Blues this term, and has only won a few penalties for the team.

Despite this, there has been criticism from some fans, with the forward having squandered multiple clear-cut scoring opportunities over the course of the campaign.

His debut season with the Blues has not gone as planned, and Werner needs to improve on his finishing in order to establish himself as a regular starter in the long-run.

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