Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has acknowledged that Kepa Arrizabalaga can be disenchanted after the goalkeeper was snubbed by Spain forward of this month’s worldwide break.
Kepa, who’s presently behind Edouard Mendy in Chelsea’s alternative of goalkeepers at Stamford Bridge, was not invited by Spain coach, Luis Enrique, for his or her World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Greece, Georgia and Kosovo later this month.
The 26-year-old shot-stopper has been incessantly referred to as up regardless of often taking part in second fiddle to Manchester United’s David De Gea, however this time he has missed out.
Reacting to the event forward of Chelsea’s Champions League spherical of 16 second-leg tie in opposition to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night time, Tuchel mentioned that Kepa is ‘dependable’.
“I’m fairly positive for Kepa that it’s a disappointment to not be chosen proper now, however he’s our participant, and it doesn’t affect how we work with him, how we belief him and the way we carry on going,” Tuchel advised a pre-match press convention.
“Would it not be simpler if he performs repeatedly? Clearly, sure, however it’s not about private targets. It’s about Chelsea. Edou [Mendy] is the primary, and he [Kepa] is the competitor for that, so he must be prepared, and I can solely say he’s doing precisely that.
“He’s 100% dependable, a high man, a high goalkeeper with high performances in coaching along with Willy Caballero.
“Can we affect the choice of the Spanish nationwide coach? No, we can’t. All the pieces he can do is focus and be prepared. That is what he’s doing, and it’s why I’m tremendous proud of him.”