Chelsea flop subbed on and then off after 26 minutes but is still celebrating

Marko Marin

Marko Marin won his second Europa League final in a row last night.

When Chelsea snapped up Marko Marin last summer they had picked up a player once dubbed the ‘German Messi’. However his time at the club was anything but Messi-like, it was more of a mess in honesty.

He featured just 15 times in all competitions, as poor form and injury problems cost him a place in the first-team. Last summer, with plenty of competition in the attacking midfield position, his time at Chelsea looked to be over. Chelsea decided not give up on him just yet - so instead they sent him out on loan to Spanish outfit Sevilla.

He impressed in Spain at the start of the season but unfortunately, once again, fitness issues have been a stumbling block. Hamstring issues have held him back to just 24 appearances this season.

But yesterday was obviously a happy day for him as he celebrated winning the Europa League final with his current team. Sevilla defeated Benfica on penalties after a tense 120 minutes of football ended goalless between the Iberian rivals. It is his second Europa League win in a row after picking up a medal with Chelsea last season.

But despite team glory it was not an all around pleasant experience for Marin. For what looks to be one of, if not his last game for Sevilla he only managed 26 minutes of football - after being subbed on and then off in the game.

He entered the fray in the 78th minute, replacing ex-Arsenal man Jose Antonio Reyes, but came off in extra-time for Kevin Gameiro - who went on to score the winning penalty.

He has now revealed he was injured, telling T-Online:

"The doc said that the injury is not as bad, I should be okay again in two or three weeks. But it is again the same as last muscle already. The coach had asked me if it's still going, and of course I wanted to continue playing. But we have seen that it just did not go."

But despite that misfortune he was still obviously on top of the world at winning a major European trophy for the second year in a row - even posting this picture on Facebook with the giant award for his restricted efforts.

 

He will be hoping to lift similar trophies with Chelsea in the future.

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