Nevertheless, Kepa is still confident and has been called up to the most recent Spain squad. Speaking to the media at a press conference with the Spanish national team, the goalkeeper addressed his difficult situation at the club level.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is not in a perfect situation
Kepa Arrizabalaga has had a hard time since joining Chelsea and has been forced onto the bench due to the signing of Edouard Mendy. Nevertheless, Kepa is still confident and has been called up to the most recent Spain squad. Speaking to the media at a press conference with the Spanish national team, the goalkeeper addressed his difficult situation at the club level. “I feel good, strong, and confident,” he said. “Maybe I’m not in a perfect situation, but you have to go through these things throughout your career. I’m sure I can turn the tide. When I have the opportunity to play, I will try to do it the best I can. All players want to play. But I’m just thinking about the day, not the medium or long term.”
This week that means his focus is entirely on the national team and the competition with David de Gea for minutes. “The closest thing now is the national team, and I think about that,” Kepa said. “I feel strong and very good with the national team and with Chelsea. With Spain, we have three goalkeepers, and the level in the goalkeeper position and all positions is very high. There is always something to be happy about when you are called to play for your national team.” Spain coach Luis Enrique also spoke about Kepa’s situation during his press conference. “I spoke to him, and I think he is doing well,” said Luis Enrique. “You can’t separate the human from a player, but Kepa is good and mature. He knows that what has happened is not the end of the world.
“This is a moment to see what he’s made of, and I think he’s doing good because he is happy, motivated, and trains well with us.”