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Kepa’s Omission From Spain National Team Squad Not A Concern To Thomas Tuchel
Kepa’s Omission From Spain National Team Squad Not A Concern To Thomas Tuchel

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has no worry about Kepa Arrizabalaga losing his place in the Spain squad.

The club’s no.2 goalkeeper has been omitted from Luis Enrique’s squad for the first time since arriving at Chelsea.

“For Kepa it is a disappointment not to be selected right now,” Tuchel said ahead of Wednesday’s match against Atletico Madrid.

“That is clear, but he is super strong here, he is our player and it does not influence how we work with him and how we trust him and if we trust him and how we keep on going.

“It is his personal goal to be in the squad of Spain. Would it be easier if he played regularly? Clearly, yes, but it is not about his personal objectives, it is about Chelsea and we have set the communication straight between our goalkeepers that Edu is the number one and he is the competitor for that and he has to be ready and he is exactly doing this.

“He is 100 per cent reliable, top guy, top goalkeeping, top performance in training together with Willy Caballero; this is outstanding. That does not help our strikers because it is so super hard to score in training because of our goalkeepers.

“This is what he can do. Can we influence the decision from the Spanish national coach? No we cannot. Everything he can do is be focused and be ready. This is what he is doing and why I am super happy with him.”

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