Chelsea booked their spot in the Europa League final after beating Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties on Thursday – and some fans on Twitter were still not pleased with the performance of Mateo Kovacic.
The Blues drew 2-2 on aggregate with the Bundesliga club over two legs, which included extra-time too on Thursday at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard eventually stepped up to score the winning penalty, while goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga saved two in the shootout.
After drawing 1-1 out in Germany in the first leg, Chelsea started as minor favourites to progress from the semi-final.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s cute finish gave the English outfit the lead against Frankfurt, but they responded with a composed finish from Luka Jovic.
Chelsea now know they will face Arsenal in the Europa League final, while Liverpool face Tottenham in the Champions League final in another all-English affair.
A selection of Blues fans shared their frustration towards Kovacic despite reaching a European final.
The 25-year-old played the entire 120 minutes on Thursday and is still yet to score all season.
He is a Croatian central midfielder with great balance and dribbling ability, but is often sloppy on the ball and lacks quality in the final third.
Here are some Chelsea fans criticising Kovacic:
— CFC Éire (@CFC_Eire) May 9, 2019
Kovacic is just a waste of a player! We are basically playing with 10 men! Anyone who rates him knows absolutely nothing about football and/or are in denial
— Carl Jackson (@jacko_cfc) May 9, 2019
Kovacic is soo bad! #CFC
— JonnyWallace (@JonnyCobalt) May 9, 2019
not feeling kovacic hes bang average every time i see him…. id of gone with pedro aswell willian just not at his best of late #cfc
— Lee Thompson (@leetommo10) May 9, 2019
Was buzzing when we announced the loan of Kovacic but he’s been nothing but a disappointment #CFC
— Lewis. (@Lewiss992) May 9, 2019
I don’t understand Kovacic. He can dribble through 5 people but then he can’t complete a 5 yd pass #CFC
— ⚽️ (@ChAmpsFC_) May 9, 2019
Kovacic clearly not at our level
— Trippy (@TrippyCFC) May 9, 2019
Kovacic needs to come off he is having a horror show.
— TrueBlueGaz (@SupernaturalCFC) May 9, 2019