Roman Abramovich’s first ever Chelsea signing gives his verdict on Kepa

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Kepa Arrizabalaga is in his second year at the club, but the Spaniard is under a lot of pressure as he has struggled to impress Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

Lampard is believed to be keen on signing a new goalkeeper, but Roman Abramovich’s first signing at Chelsea Jurgen Macho, has backed Kepa to shine and believes that it’s not all the fault of the Spain international.

Although Macho never made an appearance for Chelsea, he still has an eye on the club and has revealed what he thinks of Kepa’s situation.

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“It is not right to speak about why Kepa made his mistakes,” Macho told Goal. “The thing is that he cost a lot of money so some people think he must save everything and be at the top. Every goalkeeper has bad spells.

“When you have a bad spell, it is about how you pick yourself up. After that you have to work hard again and maybe start again to put yourself back to the level that you think you can give to your club. It is unfair to pick out individual mistakes.

“As a goalkeeper, I know that you can have spells where you try everything and it doesn’t work out. You need to keep up that fight; then you get that chance again. He did that and took his chance and it gives you a good feeling.

“I think the competition being high with Willy Caballero is good and it can make you better. I am sure he will aim to keep fighting. There’s only one spot for a goalkeeper and you fight for that.”

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