According to Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is the bizarre quarrel with Kepa Arrizabalaga in the League Cup final on a misunderstanding. The Italian wanted to be the goalkeeper in the extension exchange, but he refused to leave the field.
“It was a huge misunderstanding,” said Sarri Sunday after the end of the contest. “I understood that he had cramp and that he was not able to get into the penalty shoot-out in action. But he apparently had no cramping.”
In the final phase of the renewal it seemed that Arrizabalaga had cramp. When Sarri reservedoelman Willy Caballero wanted to bring them in, continued the Spaniard, however, on the field. The coach stormed then furious to the tunnel.
“I had to be calmed,” he declared. “He understood that I for a change had been requested because of his physical problems, but he indicated that there was nothing going on. There he was right in.”
😳 – Have you EVER seen anything like it!?
Maurizio Sarri tries to substitute Kepa Arrizabalaga for Willy Caballero, but Kepa refuses to come off and Sarri is absolutely FURIOUS! 😡
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“I understand the situation with Arrizabalaga now
After the extension had Sarri, whose position quite under pressure at Chelsea, and by his own players in control.
“I realized only what was going on after the clubarts came to me. I’ve been with him (Arrizabalaga, eds.) spoken, but only for further clarification. Now I understand the whole situation now.”
Chelsea lost the League Cup final, eventually, after penalty kicks, after 120 minutes no goals, fell on Wembley. Arrizabalaga turned in the penaltyserie only the bet of Leroy Sané.
Willy Cabalero was already ready to fall. (Photo: ProShots)
Arrizabalaga frustrated by situation
According to the 24-year-old goalkeeper is the collision with Sarri also on a misunderstanding. “I hate the way the last minutes are displayed,” he wrote on his Twitter page.
“It is never my intention to go against the coach or his decisions,” said Arrizabalaga. “I think that we each other in the heat of battle, to a price completely misunderstood.”
“The coach thought I could play and I wanted just to make it clear that I could go. I have full respect for him and his authority.”
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