Chelsea’s out-of-favour goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga believes he is confident enough to turned his present condition at Chelsea around and win back his place as the club’s number one goalie.
The Spanish international came under scrutiny at Stamford Bridge after several high-profile errors and Frank Lampard invested in a new first-choice shot-stopper this summer in Edouard Mendy.
Mendy joined for £22million as Kepa’s replacement last month but the former No 1 has backed himself to reclaim the 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.’