100-million-man between hat-trick and hand-eklat
Kai Havertz seems to have arrived at Chelsea FC. Three goals as well as a goal template go to the ex-dealer in the last two games for his new club. However, a hand-eklat clouds the image. In our series “How’s it going at…” today, we look back at the turbulent week of the 100-million-man.
Slaven Bilic was angry, really angry – and rightly so. The Croatian coach, already known as Hotspur at his active time, and his team West Bromwich Albion against Chelsea had just conceded the 3-3 goal in the third minute of the replay time.
What brought Bilic to the palm tree? The balancing gate should not have counted. Because Kai Havertz in his creation once for a change did not take his fine foot, but his hand for help.
Quite inconsistent with the rules, the German international took on such a high score in West Brom’s penalty area. As a result, the ball came to Havertz’s teammate Tammy Abraham, who gave guests from London a late score with his Lucky Punch. VAR overlooks handball by Kai Havertz
“The third goal is hard to accept because it was so clear that it was hand. I don’t even want to talk about it, because it’s not ‘maybe‘ or ‘a possible‘ – it’s a handgame,” Bilic raged. “That’s the end of the story, period. How people can say it’s not a hand is incomprehensible to me.”