What They're Saying: Kepa Arrizabalaga

"It was two or three minutes of confusion until the medics got to the bench, and they explained everything well. This was nothing to do with the problems I had this week, with [my hamstring]. It wasn't that. And, well, it was misunderstood. Because he thought I couldn't continue, and -- fundamentally -- I was trying to say that physically I was fine. I know if you see it from outside, I don't know how it went out, it is not the best image. I have spoken with the boss. I think it was misunderstood. I understand that on television, on social media, they're talking about this, but I am here to explain it, to say that it wasn't my intention to go against the manager. We have spoken now, and I was only trying to say I'm fine. He thought I wasn't fine. It was in tense moments, with a lot happening ..."

-- Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga apologizing for refusing to obey the order of his manager, embattled Italian Maurizio Sarri, for him to be substituted for Willy Caballero during overtime of the Carabao Cup final. Kepa stayed in the game and Chelsea lost the shootout to Manchester City. The incident was viewed as an act of public insubordination but Sarri, visibly angry at the time, said later it was simply a misunderstanding. (ESPN.com)
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