Joshua Zirkzee tried to walk the ball into the net against Ajax and it backfired massively when defender Perr Schuurs produced an outstanding last-ditch tackle.
The 20-year-old looked destined to put Bayern 2-1 up in the pre-season friendly at the Allianz Arena when he rounded the goalkeeper just before half-time.
It was an open goal and the commentator was ready to announce Bayern’s second when the youngster got cocky.
“Joshua Zirkzee makes it two…OH NO…oh my word!” 🗣️
An absolutely incredible miss for the Bayern man after rounding the goalkeeper 😱
What was he thinking? 😂 pic.twitter.com/m6MwC2h7Ka
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) July 24, 2021
ZIRKZEE ACTUALLY COULDN’T FINISH THIS OFF! 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/sucpeKEZLZ
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) July 24, 2021
— ajaxclipsgoals (@ajaxclipsgoals) July 24, 2021
His lackadaisical showboating meant Schuurs, who had not given up, slid in and tackled him on the line. The end result was somehow a corner when it should have been a goal. We’re still not sure how he didn’t score.
Zirkzee’s facial expression told the story. It wasn’t quite Mario Balotelli vs LA Galaxy, which ironically happened ten years ago today, but it wasn’t a great look for the Dutchman.
Bayern did take the lead for the first time in the game at the start of the second half through Tanguy Nianzou before Victor Jensen levelled for Ajax straight after.
New manager Julian Nagelsmann won’t have been happy with what he saw from Zirkzee but refused to criticise his player in public.
“I think and hope he would have been more serious if it was a competitive game,” Nagelsmann said in his press conference.
“He did well before that. There’s no need to speak to him about it, he knows himself that he could have done better.”
Next up for Bayern is a friendly with Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday 28 July, where they will be hoping to get their first win under Nagelsmann.