Revealed: What Courtois said to Giroud after denying Timo Werner from scoring

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After missing an open goal against West Ham, Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been slammed for missing another big chance in the Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

Werner was placed one on one with Thibaut Courtois, just six yards out but he could only place a weak ball straight at the Real Madrid goalkeeper.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who didn’t play in the game and Thibaut Courtois were caught discussing Timo Werner’s horror miss in the tunnel at half-time.

The RMC cameras caught Giroud and Courtois talking, while the referee, Cesar Azpilicueta and Mason Mount looked on.

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It was reported that Giroud said: “The save on Timo! Pffff…”

Courtois played it down though, replying as he moved his foot a little to the right: “All I did was put my foot out like this.”

Meanwhile, speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urged Timo Werner to forget his horror miss in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Tuesday night.

Tuchel said: “He missed a big one in West Ham now he missed another big one here.

“That does not help, but it also does not help to cry about it or to regret it all the time.

“It is like this. There are millions of people who have harder things to deal with than chances that you miss, so this is the good thing about sports – nobody cares tomorrow.

“Today we were sad, we were angry in the moment, this is normal. He is angry. He is maybe disappointed.

“Tomorrow he has a free day and the next day he has to put his chin up. He is a professional guy, a top guy, he works hard.

“He is in positions and from there, on we go. We will never stop pushing, we will never stop believing and I have the feeling that everybody accepts the situation like it is and as a striker it is easy, you score the next game and nobody speaks about it.”

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