Carabao Cup final: Chelsea jersey No1 man, Kepa Arrizabalaga has justified his refusal to come off when Coach Sarri called on Willy Caballero to replace him.
Heading into a session of penalties after playing 120 minutes goalless draw Sarri asked him to come off.
But Arizzabalaga refused, insisting he was okay.
Observing the delay play for a while, referee, Jon Moss confronted Sarri and continued the game.
Reacting after the game, the chelsea goalkeeper took to his official Twitter handler @kepa_46, to insist that he fully respects the authority of Sarri.
”Upset and sad for not being able to take the title, we fought until the end against a great team.
”We will continue to working to be stronger. ‘I would also like to clarify some facts of today’s match:
”First of all I regret how the end of the match has been portrayed. At no time has it been my intention to disobey the coach or any of his decisions.
”I think everything has been misunderstood in the heat of the final part of a match for a title.
”The coach thought I was not in a position to play on and my intention was to express that I was in good condition to continue helping the team, while the docs that had treated me arrived at the bench to give the message.
”I feel the image that has been portrayed was not my intention. I have full respect for the coach and his authority.” kepa wrote