John Terry has had his say on the controversial standoff between Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in the final minutes of the League Cup final.
Sarri was apoplectic at the Spaniard after the goalie refused to be taken off deep into extra-time, despite complaining of cramp just moments earlier in the game.
Both men have since said that it was just a ‘misunderstanding’ following the conclusion of the game at Wembley, which ended with Manchester City winning 4-3 on penalties.
Former Man City full-back Pablo Zabaleta and ex-Chelsea captain Terry were on punditry duty for the final, but both were reticent to give their two cents on the matter, wary of how their comments might be perceived by the respective fan bases.
While the Aston Villa assistant manager gave a relatively diplomatic answer in the end, giving it the old ‘let’s wait and see what happens’ line in the post-match coverage, the Blues legend did say that Sarri is in a ‘tough place’.
“It leaves Sarri in a tough place – I’m surprised he didn’t force him to come off,” he told Sky Sports.
“It will be interesting how it pans out in the next 24 hours for the club.
“It’s not the end of it – it’s a cloud over a really good Chelsea performance especially with what’s happened of late, as the results and performances haven’t been good enough. It’s disappointing – let’s see what happens now.”