Sarri instructed the media that it was a ‘misunderstanding’ after the sport however sources at Chelsea claimed the Italian gave Kepa a verbal hiding behind closed doorways
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri reportedly tore into goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga over his mutiny in the course of the Carabao Cup closing.
Sarri was raging within the dressing room after the Blues’ penalty shootout defeat to Manchester City at Wembley.
Kepa refused to return off as an alternative to former Metropolis man and penalty specialist Willy Caballero within the closing moments of extra-time.
Caballero was the hero within the 2016 closing when he saved three Liverpool penalties to present the Residents the cup.
Spaniard Kepa did maintain out Leroy Sane’s spot-kick however ought to have saved Sergio Aguero’s poor penalty which might have turned the tide in Chelsea’s favour.
However in response to The Sun, the Italian gave Kepa a verbal hiding in entrance of his team-mates within the dressing room.
A Chelsea supply revealed: “First he screamed at Kepa by telling him it was the striker’s job to attain and that he had the choice to alter one misfiring ahead for one more.
“He went on to say that keepers had been in the identical place — and if he believed one other keeper might do a greater job he had the suitable to make the change.”
It’s understood Chelsea’s assistant supervisor Gianfranco Zola additionally made his emotions recognized to Kepa.
The 24-year-old has publicly apologised for his conduct in the incident that sparked Sarri to uncharacteristically have a meltdown on the touchline.
Nevertheless, Kepa isn’t anticipated to be punished because the Stamford Bridge hierarchy view it as a closed matter.
Sarri has the backing of his gamers within the dispute however none of them did something about it on the time.
Kepa, who arrived in England for £71.6million final summer season – a file payment for a goalkeeper – has struggled for kind in his first season.
He’s anticipated to maintain his place between the sticks for Chelsea’s Premier League match at house to Tottenham on Wednesday evening.
Defender David Luiz mentioned: “The coach has the facility over the group, he has our respect.
“He’s an excellent supervisor, he’s an excellent particular person.”