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'The Sun': Kepa told Caballero he was a better keeper

Pin There was tension between Kepa and Caballero. AFP/BeSoccer
There was tension between Kepa and Caballero. AFP/BeSoccer

'The Sun': Kepa told Caballero he was a better keeper

According to 'The Sun' this Wednesday, Kepa Arrizabalaga argued with Willy Caballero after the EFL Cup Final on the grounds of his refusal to be substituted.

The shambles is already well-known: with the match having gone to extra-time, Kepa began to suffer with cramp, and Maurizio Sarri wanted to bring on Willy Caballero but Kepa refused to give up his place between the posts, claiming that he was fine and making gestures to suggest 'no' with his hands.

In the end, Manchester City lifted the trophy after winning 4-3 on penalties. Sarri explained the misunderstanding, Kepa apologised for his actions and Chelsea decided to fine the goalkeeper with the equivalent of a week's wages.

Now there are even more interpretations and versions of what happened in the dressing room afterwards. According to 'The Sun', Kepa and Caballero had a discussion.

It is said that Kepa had told the Argentine international that he himself was the better goalkeeper, hence he insisted that he should continue playing. Although he also said that Caballero has more experience and a renowned penalty-saving record.

Kepa is in the media spotlight. There was speculatuion over whether he would start for Chelsea against Tottenham this Wednesday but it was confirmed that Caballero would take the number one spot.

Olivia Gidman

Olivia Gidman

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