Klinsmann: I feel sorry for Werner

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Timo Werner has missed quite a couple of the so-called easy chances for Chelsea, as the German international hasn’t been at his scoring best since sealing a move to Chelsea from RB Leipzig during the summer.

The Chelsea striker missed an open net from 8 yards in Germany’s shocking 2-1 defeat to North Macedonia, and the Blues striker’s miss has been the talk of the game. Germany would eventually concede a late goal to lose the game 15 minutes after Werner’s miss.

German legend Jurgen Klinsmann revealed after the game that he felt sorry for the Chelsea striker.

“This is a situation where you can clearly see he has two or three things in his mind – and in those moments you’re not executing,” Germany legend Klinsmann told ESPN.

“He was nervous when he got that ball, he knows he has to put it in. He would do that 99 per cent of the time. But in that moment he just overthought the situation and missed it.

“We all miss chances but the problem is the moment when you miss. It’s a World Cup qualifier where every point matters.

“When you miss a chance then, obviously he will be angry with himself and he probably won’t sleep tonight.

“He already has a tough situation at Chelsea so you feel for him, you really feel for him.”

The defeat leaves Germany third in Group J, and Klinsmann admitted that it was a huge disappointment for Germany.

He added: “It was a huge, huge surprise. Nobody expected that. The way the game started, I thought it would be comfortable for Germany.

“But they didn’t take their chances. You get punished if you don’t take your chances and you invite the opponent to take their chances.

“North Macedonia played well and believed in themselves. but this is a huge surprise and a huge disappointment for Germany.”

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