Chelsea may have lost the UEFA Super Cup to Liverpool, albeit by the fine margin of penalties, but the Blues had a lot to be proud of, especially considering the manner of their weekend defeat to Manchester United just days before.
The final outcome wasn’t as we hoped and planned but we have much to be proud of and I’m sure there will be a lot of reasons to be happy in the future. @ChelseaFC #hardworkpaysoff pic.twitter.com/xTs6o92yT7
— Mateo Kovačić (@Mateo_Kova23) August 15, 2019
The Blues led against Liverpool when Olivier Giroud put them 1-0 up before Sadio Mane equalised to take the game to extra-time. The same Liverpool man then struck again in extra-time before a Jorginho penalty levelled it, but Mateo Kovacic was one of the stars of the show for the Europa League champions.
The Croatian almost scored in the first half, and alongside N’Golo Kante in the middle of the park Kovacic played very well, earning himself a rating of 6/10 from The Guardian for his performance, and after he played over 100 minutes it looks like Frank Lampard has plenty of faith in the midfielder.
You can read the Blues’ verdict on Kovacic’s display here:
U were superb .. world class ..
— Fra Ser (@Amasauce5) August 15, 2019
— promethazine (@qdashgibbs) August 15, 2019
You were wonderful yesterday mate
— Peter Freaking Rollins (@peterr_nm) August 15, 2019
You were immense mate , keep up the good work!
— TS (@Trip1fan) August 15, 2019
We love you @Mateo_Kova23 top performance yesterday.
— Soler (@Solerfredo) August 15, 2019
Unreal performance Kova
— ً (@CFCFutbol_) August 15, 2019
The Blues, as you can see from these tweets, were delighted with Kovacic’s performance and it’s up to the ex-Real Madrid man to keep his levels high for the rest of the season.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!