'I think' - Chelsea star sends classy message to Kieran Trippier after Newcastle United error

Mykhaylo Mudryk of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea and Newcastle United. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Mykhaylo Mudryk of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea and Newcastle United. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Mykhaylo Mudryk of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their sides first goal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea and Newcastle United. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier received a classy message from Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk.

Chelsea star Mykhailo Mudryk has sent a classy message to Kieran Trippier after Newcastle United were dumped out of the Carabao Cup last night.

Eddie Howe's men were 90 seconds away from progressing into the semi-finals of the competition but an error from Trippier saw Mudryk equalise in the 92nd minute and send the game to penalties.

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The Blues won 4-2 in the shootout as Trippier and Matt Ritchie missed their spot-kicks. And on a tough evening for Trippier, Mudryk showed his support.

Uploading to his Instagram story, the Ukrainian said: “Kieran, I just wanna say to you: stay strong. Sometimes ---- happens but I think you are strong footballer, no matter what”.

Reacting to his side's win, Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino said: "I am so pleased and the players deserve some credit.

"After conceding the way we did, we didn't deserve to concede, it can affect any team. We reacted really well and dominated the game against a very good team like Newcastle. Then we keep pushing in the second half and make some changes and of course, try to provide the team with some impact.

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"The most important in football is to believe until the end and that was possible because we keep believing and then always we know penalties are a lottery. Of course, talent and quality. Of course, so pleased because our objective before the game was to go through to the semi-final.

"We are in the semi-final and now we need to move on and wait tomorrow and then be focused and be ready for the next Premier League game.

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