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Kepa was disrespectful, says John Terry

Kepa was disrespectful

A minute of disrespect from Kepa overshadowed Chelsea’s outstanding performance, says John Terry

The former Chelsea captain accused the 19-year-old of lacking respect after he ignored Maurizio Sarri’s order of being subbed

With a minute left in the extra-time Carabao Cup final between Chelsea and Manchester City, Kepa Arrizabalaga was asked to come off but declined such order.

Kepa went down twice in the extra time of the game, and that might have forced Sarri to call on proven penalty stopper Willy Caballero, however the former Atletico Bilbao refused to come off.

The goalkeeper’s insistence to remain on the pitch won a tense stand-off with his manager, who displayed fury on the sideline.

Speaking on Skysports, Terry said, “I think once the number goes up you have to come off.

“As a player you have to show that respect and come off. I get it that he doesn’t want to, he’s in the final, he’s played well, he’s doing well, if he’s told the physio and the medical department he’s ok

“It’s certainly not the end of it. It’s a cloud over a really good Chelsea performance,” said former captain John Terry.”

Kepa made a crucial save to deny Leroy Sane and put Chelsea on level terms after Jorginho’s effort was saved, however, could have done better to save Aguero’s tamed effort.

The only save Kepa had in the game was in vain as David Luiz joined Jorginho in missing penalty for Chelsea – as Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty for City.

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