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Thibaut Courtois and Olivier Giroud Caught Joking About Timo Werner's Miss in Tunnel Footage

Timo Werner struggled in front of goal again vs Real Madrid
Timo Werner struggled in front of goal again vs Real Madrid / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Thibaut Courtois was caught joking with Olivier Giroud over Timo Werner's first half miss during Real Madrid's 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash.

Werner's miserable form continued as he squandered away a golden opportunity to give Chelsea the lead within the first ten minutes of the clash. The German has made a string of bad misses this season, Courtois was caught making light of the opportunity with former Chelsea team-mate Giroud at half-time.

"The save on Timo! Pffff," Giroud was seen telling Courtois in audio captured in the tunnel at hall-time. The Madrid goalkeeper, while moving his foot to the right, then simply responded: "All I did was put my foot like this." Giroud bluntly replied "incredible" and the pair headed out with their teams for the second half.

Thiago Silva's wife took to Instagram to launch an attack on his Chelsea team-mate, Werner. Isabele was unimpressed with Werner's performance, and took to social media to hit out at the striker. Speaking on her Instagram story she said: "This is karma, guys. Every team I go to there is a striker who keeps missing goals… this Werner, what is his name?"

In a second video she added: "We need a goal, we need to win this match but my attackers don't want to score, I don't know why they don't score."

According to Thomas Tuchel, Werner was "angry" with himself for missing the chance. "He missed a big one at West Ham, now he missed another big one here, that does not help," Tuchel told reporters. "But it also doesn’t help to cry about it or to regret it all the time. It’s like this, there are millions of people who have harder things to deal with than chances that you miss.

"So this is the good thing about sports, nobody cares tomorrow. Today, we were sad, angry in the moment, this is normal. He’s angry, he is disappointed, tomorrow he has a free day and the next day he has to put his chin up. "He is a professional guy, he is a top guy, he works hard, he gets in the positions, and from there on we go. A striker is easy, you score the next game and nobody speaks."