Dortmund players criticized referee Dann Makkelie after their 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea saw their penalty miss by Kai Havertz retaken again for encroaching much to the annoyance of Borussia Dortmund players, especially after the penalty was the deciding factor that eliminated Dortmund from the Champions League.
German midfielder Emre Can said: “We didn’t deserve to lose, but we lost because of the referee. Giving back the penalty to be retaken like that, how is it possible? I don’t understand. The referee has been very bad today. “The way he spoke to us was arrogant.” He said.
Jude Bellingham, speaking after the game, also termed the incident a joke. “I don’t want to get in trouble; I’ve paid enough to them all.” That was disappointing, and the fact they’ve had a retake is a joke. For every penalty, especially with a slow run-up, there are going to be people encroaching. But that’s the game, I suppose; he’s made the decision. He said.