Chelsea manager and coach Maurizio Sarri has come forward and talked about the conflict between the club and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga following the its defeat to football club Manchester City in the finals of the Carabao Cup.
Later, defender Antonio Rudiger held back Sarri when he attempted to confront the goalkeeper just before the penalty shootout post which Manchester won the game with a score of 4-3.
When Maurizio was questioned if he felt bad or regretted his reaction in the game, he said he all he wanted was not to let an injured goalkeeper be a part of the penalty shootout. Kepa’s cramp made him worried and lose control of the situation for a while, however, he does not regret whatever happened as his reaction was mostly in light of keeping the club’s best interest in the final.
However, as a consequence of whatever happened in the match, Kepa has been fined by Chelsea. The fine is mainly of Kepa’s wages extended up to one week. Kepa said that his conduct during the game was nothing else but a big mistake.
Chelsea’s move to charge a fine on its goalkeeper is only a measure to show it’ outward support to Sarri. The football club has also asked for more support for its coach and manager as the world at large saw how his authority was injured and undermined in a fatal manner. Even though Sarri believes that no harm has been done to his stature, Chelsea is still looking out for him.