John Terry accuses Chelsea goalkeeper of showing a lack of respect to Maurizio Sarri in Carabao Cup final
The glovesman refused to be substituted in the second half of extra-time against Manchester City, and Sarri was left incensed on the touchline
Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga showed a lack of respect to Maurizio Sarri by refusing to be substituted in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final, says club legend John Terry.
Kepa twice went down with cramp in the closing stages of extra-time against Manchester City – and Sarri wanted to replace him with Willy Caballero.
But the Spaniard defied his manager’s orders by staying on the pitch for the penalty shootout, which the Blues lost 4-3.
Kepa saved Leroy Sane’s spot kick, but allowed Sergio Aguero’s tame effort to squirm under him after diving the correct way.
Terry, who won every major trophy with Chelsea throughout a 22-year spell, believes the 24-year-old’s actions put a cloud over a strong Blues performance.
He 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.