That is the stage of the Champions League. It always gives birth to thrills and fairy tales. That’s what Kai Hawartz did this time. The young German, who has not scored in the Champions League in his entire career, is the hero of Chelsea. His only goal was to beat Manchester City 1-0 to win the Champions League. After the 2011-12 season, the title was returned to London by Thomas Tuchel.
Manchester City was the favorite in the final. But Pep Guardiola dropped the wrong XI on the wrong stage. He never made the XI in midfield except Fernandinho and Rodri. Man City are suffering from a lack of defensive midfielders and blockers as they sit on the bench and play extra high pressure football. Sergio Aguero, who played a farewell match for Gabriel Jesus and City, could not do anything after Kevin de Bruyne left the field due to injury . “I did what I thought was best for the team,” said Man City coach Guardiola, who did not win the title despite spending ৩ 623 million. We will learn from this for the future. I will return stronger. ‘
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel’s thoughts were general. Going to counter-attack while keeping the defense strong. This is why Tukhel won the Champions League as the third German coach in a row. He is happy to have lost three matches in a row to his role model Guardiola. Now I am waiting for the next title.
The moment when the fate of the match was decided came in 42 minutes. The ball coming into the middle from goalkeeper Ferland Mendy extended through the left touchline to the Man City box through Mason Mount. When the gap between the two center backs melted, Hawartz avoided the goalkeeper Ederson who came forward and wrapped the ball in the net. The German, who came to Chelsea for কোটি 102 million, lost himself on the real stage, saying, ‘I don’t really know how to express this feeling. I can only say that I have dreamed of this moment for 15 years. Finally the dream came true. ‘ Mason Mount, who assisted on the only goal of the match, is also floating in the wave of dream fulfillment, ‘We are now the best club in the world. No one can take away this glory from us. Dad came down from the stand, I couldn’t stop crying when I saw him. ‘
Angola Kante is one of the heroes of Chelsea’s victory. The best Frenchman seemed to be reaching where the ball was. The Frenchman who won the World Cup was also the best in the semi-final against Real. Although he did not kiss the shy Kante in the trophy, Chelsea captain Cesar Azpiliceta praised him, saying, He should win the Ballon d’Or. ‘
Caesar Azpiliketa posted a picture of himself having breakfast with the trophy aside on Twitter. Besides, he posted another picture and wrote, ‘You and I will be remembered forever.’ Chelsea’s success will be truly memorable in the history of the Champions League.