Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga came on from the bench to prepare for the final penalty shootout of the Carabao Cup, but ended up missing the decisive penalty for the Blues.
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Jamie Redknapp hit Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after the Spaniard missed the decisive penalty in Carabao Cup final.
The 27-year-old was brought off the bench by manager Thomas Tuchel shortly after staying at Wembley Stadium, with the manager hoping the keeper can repeat his heroic deeds. Super Cup Final.
However, things did not go as planned, with the former Athletic Club man failing to save a single of Liverpool’s 11 penalties before his free-kick went high. over the crossbar by Caoimhin Kelleher.
Before Liverpool Midfielder Redknapp was unimpressed with the penalty, but he had to say even more about the goalkeeper’s behavior before he handed the win to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
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Redknapp said after Chelsea’s defeat: “I hope it helps you replace the goalkeepers”.
“Edouard Mendy is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and you bring Kepa on instead of him, it’s ridiculous.”
“I don’t like his behavior when penalties are taken and then he gets one of the worst penalties you’ll ever see.
“I don’t like it, I don’t understand why you do it. You have one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he should have stayed there in the first place.”
While Kepa was Chelsea A savior in the past, including helping Chelsea beat Aston Villa in the pre-Carabao Cup round this season, Mendy also has a notable penalty shoot-out win in the past.
The Senegal goalkeeper stood between the sticks as his national team won the Africa Cup of Nations, saving Mohanad Lasheen from a penalty kick in the final.
However, Kepa replaced his teammate in the Super Cup in August and was once again trusted by Tuchel.
Chelsea had a chance to win in 120 minutes, with Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic squandering big chances, while Romelu Lukaku had a goal disallowed in extra time following the last offside foul.
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Chelsea Coach Tuchel aim to protect his goalkeeper After the defeat, blame himself after Liverpool won 11-10 on penalties.
“We feel bad because [Kepa], of course. It was a bit harsh when he was the only one to miss the penalty but there was nothing to blame,” said the former Paris Saint-Germain coach.
“I make decisions when I make decisions and I can’t reevaluate them once I know the outcome.
“We don’t know what will happen if we leave Edou [Mendy] on the asphalt road.
“Don’t blame Kepa. Blame me because I make the decisions. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This is the life of a football coach.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/redknapp-kepa-penalty-carabao-cup-26344272 Jamie Redknapp plays down Kepa Arrizabalaga's behavior after 'one of the worst penalties I've ever seen'