Colwill’s Celebration Halted by Opposition Realization
Levi Colwill‘s celebratory mood dimmed after realizing he had scored against his former club, Brighton and Hove Albion, during a match against Mauricio Pochettino’s struggling Chelsea side.
Enzo Fernandez, the Argentine midfielder, netted a goal in the 17th minute, granting the Blues a 1-0 lead. Shortly after, Colwill amplified the score to 2-0 from a corner, initiating a celebration. However, he promptly halted his jubilation, realizing the unintended blow to Brighton.
Colwill had spent the previous season on loan at Brighton, exhibiting stellar performances at the heart of their defense. Despite the AMEX club’s attempts to secure him permanently in the summer transfer window, Chelsea adamantly retained him.
Levi Colwill started celebrating and then remembered who he was playing… 😂
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Since then, Colwill has become an integral part of Pochettino’s defensive lineup for the new season. Upon his departure from Brighton, he took to social media to express his gratitude, acknowledging the club’s role in his development.
“To Brighton and Hove Albion: I take immense pride in contributing to the club’s success last season. You afforded me the Premier League stage when others didn’t. I am grateful to Graham Potter for bringing me in and to all the staff who made the environment conducive for growth,” he expressed.
Addressing the fans, Colwill conveyed his appreciation for their unwavering support, providing him with the confidence to perform without fear. He credited them for offering him a platform to showcase his abilities in one of the world’s top leagues.
“Lastly, Roberto De Zerbi, your challenges and unique perspective on football reshaped my approach. Your influence has been invaluable. Thank you, once again,” he concluded his heartfelt message.