Dortmund’s Bellingham calls Chelsea penalty retake ‘a joke’

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham known as Chelsea’s retaken penalty, which knocked his staff out of the Champions League on Tuesday, a “joke.”

The round-of-16 second leg at Stamford Bridge was finely poised at 1-1 on mixture with the Blues profitable 1-0 on the evening by a Raheem Sterling objective when Ben Chilwell’s cross struck Marius Wolf’s hand early within the second half.

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Referee Danny Makkelle was despatched to the monitor by VAR official Pol Van Boekel to assessment the incident and subsequently awarded a spot kick, which Kai Havertz missed by hitting the submit.

However, one other VAR assessment discovered a number of Dortmund gamers had encroached into the penalty space earlier than Havertz had struck the ball, prompting Makkelle to order a retake, which the Germany worldwide transformed to ship his staff into the quarterfinals by a 2-1 mixture rating.

“I’m not sure what more he can do with his hand,” Bellingham mentioned after the match of the preliminary handball name. “That in itself was disappointing and the fact that they’ve had a retake, I think it’s a joke.

“For each penalty, particularly when you will have such a gradual run-up, there’s going to be individuals encroaching into the field by a yard or so. He’s made the choice and we’ve got to stay with it.”

Asked to go into further detail on the officiating, Bellingham added: “I do not need to get in bother. I’ve paid sufficient to them lot.”

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The result is a huge boost for under-fire Chelsea head coach Graham Potter, whose team, which has now recorded back-to-back wins for the first time since October, sits 10th in the Premier League.

Potter endured criticism from a section of Chelsea fans and he said: “Inevitably, in life, you are going to have unhealthy instances and good instances. I do not see another manner to have a look at it. It’s the way you react to the unhealthy instances, get some perspective and analyse it within the right manner. Things are by no means unhealthy without end, however it felt like that generally!

“My job is to help the team, help the players, prepare the team as well as we could and to support them. They’ve been suffering as well. Nobody has enjoyed the run we’ve had. That’s why today was important for us. We wanted to progress, and we have, so we’re happy.”