Chelsea legend John Terry believes there should be repurcussions for Kepa Arrizabalaga after his Wembley antics as he expressed his shock that Maurizio Sarri did not force him off
Sarri wanted to bring on Willy Caballero in the closing stages of extra-time as their Carabao Cup final defeat to Manchester City was heading for penalties.
However, Kepa, who earlier received treatment for cramp, defied orders and refused to come off.
Aston Villa coach Terry told Sky Sports: “Once your number goes up you have to come off and show a bit of respect,
“Deal with that after. That’s the last thing the players want.
“It’s certainly not the end of it, [but] it’s clouded a good performance. It’s taken the shine off a good performance, it’s disappointing. We’ll see what happens.”
The 38-year-old former England international added that it left Sarri in a “tough place,” but he said that he was “surprised he didn’t force [Kepa] to come off.”
“It will be interesting how it pans out in the next 24 hours for the club,” he explained.
“It’s not the end of it — it’s a cloud over a really good Chelsea performance especially with what’s happened of late, as the results and performances haven’t been good enough.
“It’s disappointing — let’s see what happens now.
“If I was in there [dressing room], I’d be expecting the manager to come in and deal with it instantly.”
After the match, Sarri suggested that his standoff with Kepa was a “big misunderstanding.”
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