Mateo Kovacic received hilarious reviews from his Chelsea teammates after posting a snap celebrating the Blues’ fifth straight win.
Frank Lampard’s side collected three points against Newcastle on Saturday thanks to Marcos Alonso’s goal.
Kovavcic, who replaced Ross Barkley in the 43rd minute at Stamford Bridge, said Chelsea’s hard work was paying off.
âNumber 5 in a row,â he wrote, followed by a flexing muscle emoji.
âHard work always gets you there. Let’s Go Blues @ChelseaFC,â along with a blue heart emoji.
And while the image of the former Real Madrid midfielder has received nearly 85,000 likes, it has also attracted mysterious comments.
Other Chelsea stars Jorginho, Willian, Emerson Palmieiri all added the same comment.
“Cabeca de j …” they all wrote, with lots of laughing / crying emojis.
“CabeÃ§a de jaca” is Portuguese and translates to “jackfruit head” in English.
So it turns out that the trio of Brazilians is laughing at Kovacic for the large size of his head.
“So Kovacic is basically known as the big head lol,” commented a Chelsea fan after the reveal.
“Kovacic also understands Portuguese?” Doesn’t he speak like 4 languages? asked another Blues fan.
Another replied: “Croatian, Italian, German, Spanish and English as far as I know – probably don’t speak Portuguese but understand the joke.”
“I know it’s just social media, but I love seeing players joke around with each other. So positive,” commented a fourth.
“The morale of the team seems really good even when we were going through a bad patch,” admitted another.
Lampard paid tribute to the Croatia international after the win over Newcastle put Chelsea in fourth place in the table.
He said: “We saw the spirit and the energy of the team in the second half. We just have to keep collecting the wins and not take anything for granted.
“We had a problem in the game, but we fixed it. Kovacic was exceptional. I’m happy, we have to play like this. We finally made it.”