Werner was given a North Macedonian identification card after his terrible miss for Germany last night, according to sources.
Germany lost 2-1 at home to the world’s 65th-ranked team, and Werner’s sitter in the 80th minute, which tied the game at 1-1, proved costly.
After Ilkay Gundogan squared the ball, the Chelsea striker fluffed his lines and put the ball wide with his left foot when he was just yards away from the target.
Eljif Elmas scored the winner for the visitors five minutes after the big chance was squandered, giving North Macedonia an unforgettable victory in Duisburg.
As if the shame of losing out on such a great opportunity wasn’t enough, Macedonian media have trolled Werner by giving him his own ID card.
SID made a mock-up of the paper, complete with his name, date of birth, headshot, and signature, as a joke for him assisting the country in achieving one of its greatest ever achievements.
Timo Werner 🇩🇪 was offered a North Macedonian identity card as a sign of “gratitude”. 🤨 [@VecerMk via @MaderSid] #CFC pic.twitter.com/iNHHhgJZDv
— RouteOneFootball (@Route1futbol) April 1, 2021
A Macedonian newspaper has ironically given Timo Werner a Macedonian Identity Card for his services in last night’s game [@VecerMk via @MaderSid] pic.twitter.com/VkaQVT8c2m
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 1, 2021
Timo #Werner erhält „aus Dankbarkeit“ einen nordmazedonischen Pass. Armer Kerl. Via @VecerMk @SID_Sportnews #GERMKD pic.twitter.com/AEVBTgtGX0
— Marco Mader (SID) (@MaderSid) April 1, 2021
Werner’s miss was so bad that Visar Musliu, a defender for North Macedonia, couldn’t believe the former RB Leipzig man didn’t score.
He was seen with his hands on his heads, mirroring Werner’s and Gundogan’s reactions.
Even Visar Musliu of North Macedonia 🇲🇰 is holding his hands on his head for that miss 😂😂 https://t.co/WfvGexplhq
— H.M (@hussein_Khalif) March 31, 2021
Speaking on the miss, Germany boss Joachim Low said: “He must put that ball away, no question at all.
“He has shown here he can score goals.
“But he doesn’t hit the ball right with his left foot, if he makes a clean contact with the ball it’s a goal.”
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