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Chelsea Star Timo Werner Introduced as a Goalkeeper at Austrian Grand Prix

Timo Werner was introduced as Chelsea's goalkeeper at Austrian Grand Prix
Timo Werner was introduced as Chelsea's goalkeeper at Austrian Grand Prix / David Ramos/Getty Images

Timo Werner was mistakenly introduced as Chelsea's goalkeeper by a Sky Sports presenter at Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.

The Germany international was in attendance at the Red Bull Ring in Styria and was interviewed on Sky Sports, but unfortunately was introduced as "Chelsea and Germany goalkeeper".

The 25-year-old revealed that he is a big Formula One fan, and said he was backing eventual winner Max Verstappen to win the race ahead of favourite Lewis Hamilton.

"It's my third grand prix, I went two times to Germany before and every time it is something special" he told Sky Sports. "To see the cars normally on TV and now to watch them from two meters away is something very special. I think Max [Verstappen] will run away with it. I think Hamilton is too far away today and Max is really strong, and last weekend as well [won at same track] so I think he will win today."

Werner also highlighted the differences between football and F1, and was full praise for the drivers and their ability to remain calm before and during a race. He added: "I think it is something totally different to football because in football you have your own bubble two hours before the game where nobody talks to you.

"Here everyone is around you talking to you. It's crazy how drivers manage, so you can learn a lot to be cool in front of a race. It's a tough race."

Werner also backed England to go on and win Euro 2020 and said: "Yesterday for sure was a brilliant game from them and they were the better team in the game on Tuesday [against Germany]. They have it all, what you need to win the Euros and I wish them all the best."