Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has acknowledged that Kepa Arrizabalaga could be dissatisfied 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 towards Greece, Georgia and Kosovo later this month.
The 26-year-old shot-stopper has been regularly referred to as up regardless of normally 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 towards Atletico Madrid on Wednesday evening, Tuchel stated that Kepa is ‘dependable’.
“I’m fairly certain 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 informed a pre-match press convention.
“Wouldn’t it be simpler if he performs often? 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 one hundred pc 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 not. Every thing he can do is focus and be prepared. That is what he’s doing, and it’s why I’m tremendous pleased with him.”