The German forward passed up a glorious chance to break the deadlock in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final, shooting straight at Thibaut Courtois, though Christian Pulisic did put the visitors ahead moments later.
Real Madrid hit back through Karim Benzema, though Thiago Silva’s wife Isabele took to Instagram to vent her frustration at the German’s lack of confidence in front of goal.
“This is karma, guys. Every team I go to there is a striker who keeps missing goals… this Werner, what is his name?
“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.”
Thomas Tuchel admitted Werner was “angry” for missing his chance but that the 25-year-old will regroup ahead of the match against Fulham this weekend.
“He missed a big one in West Ham now he missed another big one here. That does not help, but it also does not help to cry about it or to regret it all the time,” Tuchel said.
“It is 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, we were angry in the moment, this is normal. He is angry. He is maybe disappointed. Tomorrow he has a free day and the next day he has to put his chin up. He is a professional guy, a top guy, he works hard.
“He is in positions and from there, on we go. We will never stop pushing, we will never stop believing and I have the feeling that everybody accepts the situation like it is and as a striker it is easy, you score the next game and nobody speaks about it.”