The Chelsea Second choice goalkeeper has been the hero of our Carabao Cup competition so far and tonight he believes to help Chelsea navigate another handicap in the campaign against Brentford.
Playing against both Aston Villa in the round three and Southampton in round four, Kepa made a significant penalty saves in the shoot-out that settled a pair of struggle 1-1 draws.
It is attestation to the goalkeeper’s dedication and desire that he has continued to play an important role in the team this season, despite been the clubs second goalkeeper-having been forgotten that he made 2 shoot out in the Super Cup Final- Kepa details why he has been able to maintain such standards.
What has Kepa Said?
‘It’s not been easy stepping on the field and feel like you are playing weekly, but I feel so’. said Kepa.
‘It’s important to help the team, and be calm and be happy with the performance you possess, they are the most important thing for me. You know am not playing frequently, so the opportunity I have, I want to take’.
‘I have liked penalties since I was young’ added the 27 years old.
‘I won many penalty shoot-out when I was playing academy football, and now during my professional football. I train for them but you need a mix of things, a bit of luck a bit of training and a big of mental strength.
‘I feel good in this situations and am happy when we arrives to penalties. Hopefully we can like this and keep winning penalty shoot-out’.
Meanwhile, Brentford have won their last two shoot-outs, getting a draw tonight will result to penalty shoot-out for the 2 successful spot-kick sides, he believes we will apply the best energy to advance to the semi finals.
Since arriving in London in 2018, domestic silverware has so far eluded the Spanish keeper, he made shoot-out saves in the Carabao Cup semi final and the final but has nothing to show for it and 3 cups final loses in recent years has fuel his aim to get one.
‘The Carabao Cup is one trophy I don’t have, so I Want, it’s simple. This club has a big cup mentality, we want to win every single trophy.
‘Losing the final in 2019 gives me more motivation, I came here to win Cups. We have won important trophies in the last seasons, but we didn’t this one.