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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has backed referee Stuart Attwell's decision to brush VAR aside and deny Manchester United a penalty against the Blues on Sunday. The hosts dominated much of the Stamford Bridge clash but couldn't find a breakthrough, coming away with a point after a 0-0 draw. United were furious not to have been awarded a penalty in the first-half when Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Greenwood duelled for the ball, which bounced up and appeared to hit both players' arms inside the 18-yard box.
striker Guido Burgstaller from FC St. Pauli has emerged stronger from the setbacks in his professional football career. He had once been retired from Cardiff City in the English second division. “You realize that things don't always go up, that the sun isn't always shining in this football business,” said the former Austrian national player on Sunday evening in the “Sportclub” program on NDR television. But he doesn't want to miss out on negative experiences like this one from the 2014/15 season, when he couldn't assert himself as a young player at the Welsh club: "I took a lot with me and learned a lot from it."
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DOMINIC KING AT THE HAWTHORNS: Gylfi Sigurdsson whipped in a superb cross and the Brazilian directed a header past Sam Johnstone in the 65th minute to win the game on Thursday night.Carlo Ancelotti had delivered a call to arms on Wednesday afternoon, actively encouraging his squad – and his club – to believe they belong in the Champions League.
Also that Burgstaller is currently swimming on a wave of success with St. Pauli was not foreseeable last year. Before he switched, he suffered a knee injury at Schalke 04, followed by an abdominal injury and a three-month break at the Kiezclub. "It all contributed to the fact that it was a difficult time in which my family was very supportive," said the 31-year-old.
Now is in top shape. With eight goals and two assists, he made a decisive contribution to the fact that St. Pauli quickly improved from 17th to tenth place in 2021. However, he is by no means claiming this bull market for himself: "It wasn't just me as a single person, it was the whole team and also the coaching team."
He by no means regrets the move to the 2nd Bundesliga. "I always want to play in special clubs," emphasized Burgstaller, who worked for another traditional club, 1. FC Nürnberg, before joining Schalke. Now he feels very much at home at the Millerntor: "The whole package was just right, I was also up for this task and I am very happy that I took this step."
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