Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel, has acknowledged that Kepa Arrizabalaga could 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 towards Greece, Georgia and Kosovo later this month.

The 26-year-old shot-stopper has been continuously 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.

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Reacting to the event forward of Chelsea’s Champions League spherical of 16 second-leg tie towards Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night time, Tuchel mentioned 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 advised a pre-match press convention.

“Wouldn’t it be simpler if he performs usually? Clearly, sure, however it’s not about private goals. It’s about Chelsea. Edou [Mendy] is the primary, and he [Kepa] is the competitor for that, so he needs to be prepared, and I can solely say he’s doing precisely that.

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“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. The whole lot he can do is focus and be prepared. That is what he’s doing, and it’s why I’m tremendous proud of him.”


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