Chelsea fans hail Mateo Kovacic for reaction to Olivier Giroud goal vs Spurs

Chelsea fans hailed Mateo Kovacic after his wild celebration for Olivier Giroud’s goal against Tottenham emerged.

The Blues saw off their London rivals 2-1 to stay in a Champions League spot.

And it was all thanks to Giroud, whose half-volley gave them the lead after 15 minutes.

Marcos Alonso then thundered a second in before Antonio Rudiger let in a consolation own goal.

Frank Lampard yelled in delight at the result when the full-time whistle went.

But new footage has emerged of his celebrations being trumped by Kovacic.

In the clip, Giroud’s has just hit the back of the net.

And Stamford Bridge is going wild, screaming in delight and bouncing as the lead is gained.

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Towards the edge of the penalty box is Kovacic, who starts pumping the air with both fists.

The Croatian squats the ground in his own celebration as Giroud makes his way to the crowds.

But he soon joins the rest of the squad in congratulating the Frenchman.

This footage was shared on the club’s official YouTube channel on Sunday, where it has been viewed nearly 55,000 times.

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And the Blues faithful hailed their midfielder for his reaction.

“I had the same reaction as Kova,” one supporter said.

Another commented: “Love that Kovacic celebration.”

While a third added: “Kovacic’s reaction makes my heart warm.”

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A fourth suggested there was a secret meaning to the emotional reaction.

“Kovacic’s reaction really shows how big a goal it is,” they said.

With a fifth simply writing: “Love that passion from Kovacic.”

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Chelsea’s win keeps them fourth in the Premier League, occupying the last position for a spot in Europe’s elite tournament.

Manchester United are keeping up the pressure, though, as they are just three points behind.

But Manchester City’sban from UEFA competitions for two seasons could see both sides qualify for the Champions League.

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