Friday, July 3, 2020

Kepa “kept on” working hard when dropped by Lampard

Spanish Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was dropped for a series of disappointing performances earlier this season but regain his place for the last two games before the coronavirus outbreak.

However, the Spaniard has come out to say he wasn’t surprised at being dropped for Willy Caballero in between the sticks and took it as a challenge to prove his worth through hardwork.

"The manager is there to choose what he considers the best XI," 


"Whenever you are left out of the side, you take it in the spirit it is intended. You put it down to experience, a fresh experience in your life, and you just keep working hard.


"I'm ambitious and I've always had the attitude that through hard work and training hard you are ready for the next challenge."


When asked if the Chelsea team can challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool in the future, Kepa hopes it won’t be long before the blues can challenge.


"Let's hope we are talking in a year's time and that we are candidates to challenge those two teams,” 


"We have a great squad and we have a great manager. We can't deny the gap, in points, between us and the top two, but I'm confident we can close that gap next season.


"We know we need to improve, but it is a hope we all have. There's a confidence that it is possible.


“We feel strong mentally and very fit physically, and we hope for an end of season that is great, positive and can be celebrated.


"There's a good spirit about how we've been playing. And individually I feel good. I want to help the team achieve its targets."

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