Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, has commented on the changes at Chelsea under new supervisor Graham Potter.
Kepa has been Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper since Potter modified Thomas Tuchel a few weeks previously.
The Spaniard had solely appeared as quickly as under Tuchel this season, his final sport in value in opposition to Dinamo Zagreb throughout the Champions League, after dropping his place as Chelsea’s number-one following Edouard Mendy’s arrival under Frank Lampard once more in 2020.
However, Kepa has had a change of fortunes under Potter and has carried out in every sport as a result of the supervisor’s arrival at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League tie with Brighton on Saturday, Kepa revealed the difficulties he wanted to experience whereas watching Mendy and his teammates play week in, week out.
“It’s like life. When I came here, I played all the games in the first two years – nearly 100 games in two years. Then for 18 months/two years, I played less,” Kepa suggested Sky Sports.
“It is that second when it’s essential to think about in your self and take an effective way, maintain working in silence. When you are not having fun with, it is not easy. When you could have the possibility, take it. It is simply not easy. I had no good moments, nevertheless it is life, no? You should maintain working.
“I started playing in the last games of Thomas, but when he [Graham Potter] came in, I kept playing. I was waiting for this chance because I was working for a long time to get this opportunity to step in and show what I had inside. I’m really happy because it shows confidence and how I’m feeling on the pitch with and without the ball. I think it is really positive for the team and for me.”