FANS have been left in stitches after commentator Jermaine Jenas spoke about Japan star Takumi Minamino’s spell in Germany – although he has never played there.
Jenas was talking supporters through the last-16 clash between Japan and Croatia.
Zlatko Dalic’s men were eventual winners on penalties after extra time ended 1-1 but during the 120 minutes of action viewers poked fun at the pundit.
One fan tweeted on Jenas’ mishap: “According to Jermaine Jenas, Minamino’s ‘time in Germany’ went well. Takumi Minamino has never played in Germany.”
The 27-year-old attacker currently plays for Monaco having previously played for Liverpool and Southampton.
Minamino burst onto the scene while playing for RB Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga before coming to the Premier League.
Some believed online that Jenas may have mistaken the Austrian Bundesliga for the German Bundesliga and RB Salzburg for the other Red Bull owned club in Germany – RB Leipzig.
But it didn’t stop fans poking fun at Jenas, another said: “Still thinking about earlier and Jermaine Jenas being complimentary about Takumi Minamino and his career in Germany.
“A country Minamino has never played in. Stunning piece of analysis.”
More bantered: “Another cracker added to the long list of waffle from Jermaine Jenas.”
Despite his apparent “success” in Germany, it was not success in Qatar for Minamino as he missed Japan’s first penalty in the shootout.