“It was two exciting matches,” said Terzic. “In the second half we were dominant and created a lot of chances. But in the end it wasn’t enough. Chelsea deserve to continue in two games, but we deserved it too.” Regarding the penalty from which Kai Havertz made Chelsea 2-0, Terzic said it was a very difficult decision.
Midfielder Emre Can was particularly angry with referee Danny Makkelie, who, on the advice of the video referee, awarded the penalty to the home team because of the hands of Marius Wolf. “The penalty and its repetition are a real scandal. You need personalities in these moments. Makkelie is a very, very arrogant man,” grumbled Can. “How can he give a second penalty, I don’t understand. He shoots the post and that’s it. We lost unfairly because of the referee. Maybe he was scared of the fans. So the ‘UEFA should send another referee.”