Chelsea won the Club World Cup with a 2-1 extra-time victory over Palmeiras on Saturday. The Blues took the lead through Romelu Lukaku before Kai Havertz scored the game-winning penalty in the 117th minute.
Chelsea has won the Champions League, Super Cup, and now Club World Cup in the last year.
“It’s incredible. We are now world champions after being European champions. It has a more appealing tone. Taking the penalty made me scared, to be honest. It’s a stiff penalty. It’s completely crazy. It was fortunate that I had held my nerves. I’m overjoyed. I was the third penalty taker on the field, but I was the only one remaining”, Havertz told Channel 4.
“My teammates put their faith in me. As a kid, I used to dream about this. This is an incredible sensation for me”, he added.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel applauded his team’s unwavering effort.
“In the end, you need luck to score late, but we were relentless and did not stop trying. We refused to give up. We took the lead, then lost it, but we never gave up. When you score late, it’s both deserved and lucky. The penalty does not seem nervous from Kai Havertz, but he was undoubtedly nervous. In this qposition, you can’t help but be nervous. We put our faith in the numbers, and I’m glad for him, Tuchel told Channel 4.