The Chelsea striker endured another miserable moment in front of goal while away on international duty for Germany as they beat opponents Iceland in rampant fashion
The 25-year-old’s evening got off to a miserable start in Reykjavik as he spurned a glorious opportunity to get his name on the scoresheet in the first half, the Chelsea star firing the ball over an empty net and the crossbar from just six yards out.
It is not the first time Werner has been guilty of being wasteful in front of goal, the German has received criticism from fans of both club and country after a string of sitters.
However, he enjoyed a small form of redemption later on in the tie as he finally got in on the act and found the back of the net – though even that stirred ridicule due to the manner in which it went in.
With the three points already wrapped up and the fixture over as contest after goals from Serge Gnabry, Antonio Rudiger and Leroy Sane – Werner added a fourth in the 88th minute.
The former RB Leipzig striker just about got the ball out of his feet to hit a particularly tame effort into the palms of Iceland keeper Þór Halldórsson – who could only parry the attempt on to the post.
The ball struck the upright, before trickling agonisingly slowly over the goal-line.
What was spotted by all who witnessed the goal was the generosity of Werner’s club teammate Kai Havertz, who had the chance to lash the ball home on the goal-line and get on the scoresheet himself.
Perhaps recognising how much Werner needed a goal to boost confidence, Havertz instead simply let the ball crawl over the line without touching it – ensuring the credit went to Werner instead.
Much has been made of Werner’s club future, amid speculation he could up sticks back to Germany after just one season in west London.
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The striker, who cost Chelsea £45m last summer, is thought to be in regular contact with former RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann over a potential switch to Bayern Munich.
Reports in Germany suggest that the pair could link up once again, with media outlet Sport 1 claiming there is now a 70% chance that the German international could end up at Bayern Munich under the guidance of Nagelsmann as soon as next summer.
Werner scored just six Premier League goals during his first season at Stamford Bridge, 12 in all competitions – hardly the kind of return many within the Blues hierarchy would have expected when they parted ways with such a hefty transfer fee.