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‘He will keep working hard’ Azpilicueta backs under-fire Kepa

Tue 20 October 2020 | 9:16

Chelsea captain has spoken about the team’s heavily criticized goalkeeper.

Kepa Arrizabalaga

who was signed as the most expensive goalkeeper of all-time has not been in a good form for month. After several deadly mistakes by Kepa, Chelsea officials decided to sign

Edouard Mendy

from Rennes but the 28-year goalkeeper suffered a thigh injury earlier this month and is not available for the squad. Kepa stood in Chelsea’s goal in their Saturday match against Southampton which ended in a 3-3 draw and again his performance was not satisfactory for

Chelsea

fans. Ahead of Chelseas’s Champions league match against

Sevilla

,

Cesar Azpilicueta

has backed the Spanish goalkeeper in the pre-match news conference.

"In football we have difficult times. In my position as a captain, obviously Kepa, I know him from a long time ago, I always try to help him,

"And it's true that it's difficult and sometimes you feel like everything goes against you. You have to have the character and personality to face it and to work hard. I have no doubt Kepa will work hard and give everything to reverse the situation.

"The whole squad are fighting for targets as a collective and we need everybody.

"When you are a goalkeeper it’s a completely different situation. But I don't have any doubt he will keep working hard and giving his best."


source: SportMob