Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga has spoken for the first time since he blazed over a crucial penalty in their 11-10 shoot-out loss to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.
The Spaniard replaced Edouard Mendy in the final minutes of extra time.
However, Kepa failed to reproduce some of his recent heroics and then shot his kick wildly over the bar.
The 27-year-old says he is “disappointed” but will “keep working”.
“To fall and rise. Disappointed after big effort during the tournament. We keep working.
“Thanks @ChelseaFC family for your support,” Kepa tweeted
Thomas Tuchel Speaks
Thomas Tuchel singled out Trevoh Chalobah for his terrific Carabao Cup final display for Chelsea against Liverpool yesterday.
Speaking to the club media in light of Sunday’s superb showdown, Tuchel metaphorically took his cap off to Chalobah after he returned to the side with a bang following his long injury layoff.
The Cobham academy graduate was thrust straight into the limelight under the Wembley arch, despite having not appeared for nearly a month.
Aside from the FA Cup victory over Plymouth, the centre-back’s only other outing since the turn of the year came against Jurgen Klopp’s men.
He must be well acquainted now with Liverpool’s luxurious front line, which welcomed a new addition recently in the form of Luis Diaz.
Diaz, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane all started the final, typically a nightmare scenario for any defender fresh from a period on the sidelines.
However, Chalobah seemed unphased by not only the occasion, but the rampaging Reds that kept attacking him all game.
“Huge performance again. We have here Trevoh who didn’t play for six or eight weeks and needs to play 120 minutes against Diaz, Mane and Salah. Brilliant,” said Tuchel glowingly post-match.
Chelsea also welcomed back another of their absentees, imbedding Reece James into the fray with 57 minutes on the clock.
“Reecey comes on after eight weeks of injury and plays almost an hour on this kind of level. I’m proud.”