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Rob Green Makes A Bizarre Europa League Final Cameo

Rob Green Makes A Bizarre Europa League Final Cameo
Aonghus Ó Maicín
By Aonghus Ó Maicín
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Who knew?

As it turns out, Rob Green plays for Chelsea.

And though he didn't play a part in last night's Europa League final in Baku, he was keen to get involved with the celebrations at the end. Heavily involved.

Despite not being listed in the match-day panel, the 39-year-old could be observed in his kit celebrating at the final whistle. What's more, he even took the opportunity to hoist the Europa League trophy.



Moreover, Green has never played a competitive game for Chelsea since arriving at Stamford Bridge last summer. He came on for a few minutes during the club's charity game in Boston earlier this month, though that was the sum of his playing time in Maurizio Sarri's side.

The incident sparked reminders of John Terry's actions at the Champions League final in 2012, a game the Chelsea captain was suspended for. But that didn't stop him from celebrating in full kit with his teammates when receiving the trophy.

Indeed, Green wasn't alone last night, with Gary Cahill, the club captain, accepting the European trophy alongside Cesar Azpilicueta, though Cahill was listed as a substitute on the night.


Meanwhile, Sarri, like Eden Hazard, addressed questions over his future at the club following the win. Since Massimiliano Allegri left Juventus after leading the Old Lady to an eighth consecutive Scudetto title, the Chelsea manager has been linked with a return to the Seria A.

After the Londoners' European triumph, the 60-year-old said:

The season is just finished one hour ago. I will be begin to speak with my club, with the owner, with the director, with Marina [Granovskaia].

I don't know, We need to speak like any club at the end of the season. We need to know what the club can do for me and what I can do better for the club. Then, after a couple of days, I will decide. But I have a contract so, at the moment, we are talking about nothing.

You know very well that I love the Premier League, the level of the competition.

So, at the moment, I am happy. But I want to know if the club are happy - if we can improve. That's normal.

SEE ALSO: Danny Drinkwater's Chelsea Nightmare Sinks To New Low During Europa League Win


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