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Azpilicueta backs Arrizabalaga and says that he has to be humble

Monday22 February 2021 | 21:00
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“He has suffered like anyone who does not play but the career of a footballer has bumps, it is not a bed of roses." says the 31-year-old defender.

Followed by a complicated year for the £71million goalkeeper,

Kepa Arrizabalaga

got the chance to return to playing under the supervision of

Thomas Tuchel

.

Although he got only 360 minutes to play in Premier league competitions and 9 games in all competitions in 2020-21, he claimed that he never wanted to leave

Chelsea

.

Cesar Azpilicueta

, Chelsea defender who plays with Arrizabalaga in the

Spain national team

, backed his team-mate and talked about him "working hard". He said:

“I'm not the one to give him a chance. That's up to Tuchel.

“I am his team-mate and his friend. I have a close relationship with him because we are also team-mates from the national team and I can guarantee that he is working hard.

“He has suffered like anyone who does not play but the career of a footballer has bumps, it is not a bed of roses.

“You have to be humble. And he is young, with the future ahead of him. I'm sure he will continue to contribute a lot to Chelsea.”

Azpilicueta started playing for the Blues in 2012.

Asked about his career plans, he said;

“I am very happy at Chelsea. I don't like to look too far ahead.

“I enjoy the moment, I have the ambition to leave the club at as high a level as I can and I am going to train and play with the hope of continuing to do important things. Hopefully that lasts a long time.”


source: SportMob