Jose Mourinho has had his say on the latest issue that is currently engulfing Chelsea football club, saying that Kepa Arrizabalaga has left Maurizio Sarri in a ‘very difficult situation’.
After almost 120 minutes of goalless football on Sunday, and with the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City heading towards the decisive penalty shootout, Chelsea ‘keeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga made himself the talk of European football when he refused to be substituted, despite having twice gone down with cramp.
The Blues number one won the battle of wills against an absolutely furious Maurizio Sarri, although following the 4-3 defeat in the shootout, both parties surprisingly described the whole situation as ‘a misunderstanding’.
Having been relieved of his managerial duties by Manchester United back in December following his own breakdown in relations with his players, former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has waded in the current situation at Stamford Bridge.
“Luckily I never had to live through anything like this,” Mourinho told Spanish outlet DAZN.
“I think on the one hand the goalkeeper wants to show his personality, his confidence, and wants to say ‘I’m here, I want to go to penalties and save them, and I am here with the confidence that I will go and do it’. And this is what I like.
“But then I don’t really like that he [Kepa] leaves the manager, the coaches and everyone else in a very fragile situation, also including one of his own team-mates who was ready to enter the pitch.
“Eventually we saw how he [Caballero] was thrown into a mess that he wasn’t really part of.
“It saddens me, because it’s a really complicated situation.”