Christoph Kramer has proved that even World Cup winners are capable of unfortunate gaffes, after the Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder netted an astonishing own goal as his team faced off against Borussia Dortmund.
With his effort sure to feature in collections of some of the most unfortunate and bizarre own goal collections, the 23-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Tottenham over the last couple of months, will de devastated that his mistake, when he attempted to pass back to goalkeeper Yann Sommer from the centre circle only to chip the Swiss international stopper and send the ball hurting towards the goal, would decide the game against last season's runners up.
Kramer's own goal saw Dortmund win 1-0 and rise from the foot of the Bundesliga table, also inflicting Monchengladbach's first loss of the season, with the Foals slipping off the pace of leaders Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg with the defeat.
The German international started the World Cup final against Argentina after an injury to Sami Khedira, but had to be removed after suffering concussion. Interest in the player grew after the tournament, with Spurs just one of a lengthy chasing pack that has also seen Arsenal, Manchester United and Napoli credited with an interest, even though parent club Bayer Leverkusen insist he will return to the BayArena at the end of the season.