Chelsea and Spain goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has tipped himself to reclaim the No 1 spot at Chelsea as he believes that things will change for the better for him despite Frank Lampard bringing a in new first-choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy this summer.
The Spaniard has been the point of discussion at Stanford Bridge after he made numerous high-profile errors and it prompted Frank Lampard to go into the market this summer.
Chelsea signed Edouard Mendy from Stade Rennes for £22million as Kepa’s replacement during the summer transfer window
.Kepa despite being dropped from the starting XI has backed himself to reclaim his spot.
‘I feel good. Strong, confident. Maybe not the dream situation. We have to experience things like this,’ Kepa said at a press conference ahead of Spain’s matches against Switzerland and Ukraine in the UEFA Nations League.
‘I am confident to turn the situation around. When I have the opportunity to play I will try to do it the best possible.
‘Obviously all the players want to play. I do not consider myself beyond the day to day. In football it is difficult to look at the medium or long term. Obviously I want to play. The closest thing is the national team and I think about that.
‘I feel like a footballer every day. I feel strong, very good at the national team and very good at Chelsea. It is a great club and I feel lucky.’
Frank Lampard decided to give Edouard Mendy his Premier League debut in Chelsea’s last Saturday 4-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace and he kept a clean sheet in the process.