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Chelsea Goalkeeper Kepa - I Will Leave The Club, If You Don’t Make Me First Choice

Chelsea’s £71 million worth goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga has said he wants to be the club’s first choice again.

Kepa said he would hold talks with manager, Thomas Tuchel and if nothing concrete  is set , he would find  an alternate .

The World Cup is by the corner and the Spaniard seems to have lost his position in the Spanish national team sitting on Chelsea’s bench week in and week out, meaning he  might not  be selected for the showpiece in November.

The 27-year-old said  he's  determined to ‘play more next season, whether that be at Chelsea or elsewhere.

Following the departure of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid in 2018, Chelsea brought  within the  Spain international as the team’s first-choice goalkeeper.

He was signed for a fee of £71m at  the start  of Maurizio Sarri’s sole season in charge.

When Frank Lampard took over at Stamford, he purchased Édouard Mendy from Stade Rennais in Ligue 1  to exchange  Arrizabalaga.

Since then, Mendy has been the starting choice under Lampard and latterly Thomas Tuchel, leaving Arrizabalaga on the bench.

“Obviously,  i would like  to play more,” Kepa said, as quoted by Metro.

“It’s true that he[Tuchel]  is selecting  another teammate [Mendy] and that’s what I’m trying to change in my day-to-day life.  i would like  to play and that’s what I train and prepare for.

“For  the great  performances I’ve had,  the sensation  is that I want more.  i would like  to play more…And if I can’t,  we might  look at different things, because my clear objective is to play.

“I will  ask  the coach and we will decide, but with the clear message that  i would like  to play more.”


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