The highly criticized striker scored two goals in Germany’s 4-0 win over North Macedonia during the country’s 8th FIFA World Cup qualification game ahead of the 2022 edition of the tournament.
During the World Cup qualification game, Kai Havertz opened the scoring in the 50th minute and the North Macedonia national team could not cancel the goal.
In the 70th minute, Timo Werner took over the show by scoring Germany’s second goal. While in the 73rd minute, Werner scored his second goal to extend the scoreline to 3-0.
Timo Werner gets his second! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/mGsBbMEG9q— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 11, 2021
Jamal Musiala cemented Germany’s 4-0 victory with his first international goal in the 83rd minute. The victory cemented Germany’s first spot in the Group J of the World Cup qualification table.
After 8 games, Germany garnered 21 points. The country has not recorded any defeat so far in the qualification series.
Germany are 8 points above second-placed Romania with two qualification games left to play.
Timo Werner who was having a tough time playing regularly at Chelsea has been very consistent in the German national team since he made his debut for the national team on March 22, 2017.
Though Werner is being criticized at Chelsea as a striker who is always prone to losing goalscoring opportunities, has scored 21 goals in 47 appearances for the national team.
After the 4-0 victory over North Macedonia, Timo Werner said: “It’s always difficult against teams like that. It was good that we didn’t concede, there were one or two dicey situations,’ the Chelsea forward explained.
“If we push for a goal like this for over 90 minutes, then it’s only a matter of time before we score.
“We then took the lead and then it was a lot easier. That was the difference to the last game.”
On the criticism that the striker has suffered, Timo Werner said: “It has to roll off you, because if I had been thinking too much about the days, then I would not have been able to play today.
“At some point, the barrel will be full. I know what I can do and so I go into every game with that mindset.”