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There were bizarre scenes at the Wembley Stadium in the Carabao Cup final back in Wembley Stadium back in February, as Chelsea missed out on the cup by losing to Manchester City in the final.
A strange incident happened between Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, as Kepa refused to leave the pitch much to the frustration of Sarri and the bewilderment of those watching.
In the dying minute of the game against City, Sarri chose to bring in Willy Caballero to keep in goal for the penalty shootout, but Kepa refused to leave the pitch, despite the board going up for him to leave the pitch.
Sarri later claimed after the game that the incident was a ‘misunderstanding’ but Kepa was dropped for Chelsea’s subsequent fixture before being recalled to the team, and now the goalkeeper has again apologised that he’s sorry for the incident.
“It was something I did in the heat of the moment. It’s something I am not very proud of,” Kepa told the Daily Mail.
“It was a difficult moment which I’ve learned from and I’m still learning from. Now it’s time for me to look forward.
“I said I was sorry. Football goes on. We all make mistakes. ‘The only thing I wanted to say was that I was not injured and I was OK to carry on. I was not thinking about the penalties.
“I wasn’t totally aware of everything that had happened. ‘It wasn’t until I looked back for the first time at the images that I realised. I saw it from a different perspective. Until that point, it was like I was in a bubble and wasn’t conscious of what was going on. ‘I started to see it all when I arrived home for the first time and saw the video.
“That was the first time I realised what happened. I’ve learned a lesson and the next time it will be different. When I am asked to change, I will change.”