23-year-old laughs off crucial mistake on Twitter as he nearly cost Chelsea their three points
By Abigail Withey
Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi has jokingly shrugged off his own goal against Tottenham on Twitter after nearly costing his team a win.
On Sunday Chelsea managed to secure a 2-1 win over Spurs at their new home ground of Wembley with all three goals being scored by one of Antonio Conte’s men.
Marcos Alonso scored both of Chelsea’s goals and ultimately saved the game after Batshuayi, 23, headed a goal into his own side’s net.
The young Belgian came on for new signing Alvaro Morata in the 79th minute and headed Christian Eriksen’s free-kick into his own net just minutes after entering the pitch.
However the forward has laughed his own goal off on Twitter after responding to the club’s tweet.
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The Blues stated that the win was even sweeter for the club as that concede the equaliser late on in the game while Alonso still managed to hit home a winning strike.
Batshuayi responded to his goal by joking and thanking team mate Marcus Alonso for scoring the winning goal.
He replied to Chelsea’s tweet on his personal Twitter account, and said: “Yeah tell me about it lol. Phew thanks Marco Alonso” along with a worried face.
— Michy Batshuayi (@mbatshuayi) August 20, 2017
After the game the forward also stated that in “could have been a lot worse” on the same Twitter account.
The Standard Leige academy star moved to Stamford Bridge last summer in a deal worth over £35 million, but wasn’t favoured by boss Antonio Conte for the duration of the season.
Throughout Chelsea’s winning campaign the forward was regularly used as an impact substitution in the final minutes of the game and make 29 appearances for the club where he scored 11 goals and three assists.
Batshuayi was named in the starting XI for Chelsea’s Community Shield clash against Arsenal as well as during the Blues’ 3-2 Burnley defeat.
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