A Reporter Introduces Timo Werner As A Goalkeeper At Austrian Grand Prix And It’s Really Awkward


A reporter at the Austrian Grand Prix introduced Chelsea and Germany striker Timo Werner as a goalkeeper during a live TV interview earlier and well, it was a tad awkward.

The 25-year-old forward spent Sunday afternoon watching the latest F1 race at the Drivers’ Championship in Styria.

And during the event, he was called over by Sky Sports presenter Natalie Pinkham, who begins the interview at the Red Bull Ring by saying: “I’ve got Timo Werner here. Chelsea and Germany’s goalkeeper. How are you?”

Bit of a positional change for Werner next season #F1 pic.twitter.com/NBeTFqdW44

โ€” Ari J (@AriJosefsberg) July 4, 2021

Werner politely ignores the error and continues with his interview but we can only imagine his reaction under that mask. He can be heard saying: “I’m fine, thank you!”

As you can imagine, plenty of people on social media picked up on the gaffe.


The Grand Prix reporter just referred to Timo Werner as a goalkeeper right to his face ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

He just can’t catch a break ๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€” Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 4, 2021

Timo Werner – Chelsea goalkeeper according to the presenter ๐Ÿ˜‚. pic.twitter.com/tBDc8txcdc

โ€” Kieran ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™ (@KF1CD) July 4, 2021

For anyone wondering why Timo Werner was introduced as a goalkeeper at f1 ๐Ÿ‘ pic.twitter.com/XhFK1DaPHt

โ€” connor shirkie (@Bhaconnor05) July 4, 2021

Just moments after her mistake, reporter Natalie Pinkham jokingly tweeted that Werner has since confirmed his position swap from forward to goalkeeper. Brilliant.


Breaking news: Werner confirms position swap ๐Ÿ˜‰ #austriangp

โ€” Natalie Pinkham (@NataliePinkham) July 4, 2021

In terms of Werner’s future at Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen on bringing the Germany international to the Bernabeu this summer in a surprise move, according to reports in Spain.

It has been a season of mixed fortunes for the German forward since he arrived from RB Leipzig for a reported ยฃ47.5 million.

He initially struggled to make an impression under Frank Lampard, scoring just twice in his first six Premier League games, but he soon found his feet in Europe, netting against Rennes, FK Krasnodar and Real Madrid in their Champions League-winning campaign.

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 The 25-year-old, who ended up scoring 12 times in 40 games for the Blues, has improved under Thomas Tuchel of late, and he reportedly has a suitor in Ancelotti, who has just been appointed as Real Madrid manager after leaving Everton.

The Italian is looking to rebuild his Los Blancos squad ahead of the new campaign and, according to Spanish publication Fichajes, Ancelotti has pinpointed Werner as a potential addition to the team alongside Houssem Aouar and the returning Gareth Bale.

Ancelotti is reportedly a big fan of his versatility to play on the wing and, with Madrid having recorded a reported gross debt of โ‚ฌ901 million in recent times, the Spanish club believe they can capture the Germany international for a cheaper price than the ยฃ47.5 million paid by Chelsea last summer.

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