– David Luiz condemns action of teammate and Chelsea goalie, Kepa Arrizabalaga
– He insists there is no problem in the locker room and that Sarri has the respect of the players.
The final of the EFL Cup between Manchester City and Chelsea will go down as one of the best final matches of the competition after the match had to go down to the wire with Manchester City eventually emerging winners after defeating their counterparts on a penalty shootout.
Before the match there had been shouts about impending problem in the dressing room with Maurizio Sarri on several occasions questioning the motivation of the players.
In a repeat of this fixture only few days ago, the Citizens annihilated Chelsea, scoring 6 goals in the process with Sergio Kun Aguero bagging an hatrick in the process.
In response to this humiliating defeat and several poor performances there had been increasing talks about the Italian gaffer losing hold of the locker room and this looked every inch true when Kepa Arrizabalaga refused substitution when asked to come off just before the penalty shootout in yesterday’s encounter.
At the end of 120 minutes, there was trouble when Kepa refused to come off for Caballero as instructed by Sarri. The Italian gaffer was throwing tantrums and angry with Kepa for coming off before the shootout.
That said, according to a report earlier filed by iDONSABI.com, both Kepa and Sarri have separately disregarded reports that there were problems between the players and the manager maintaining that what played out was only a misunderstanding between them two.
Even so, David Luiz condemns the actions of his teammate, Kepa Arrizabalaga but also emphatically stated that Sarri had the respect of the players.
“The coach has the power over the group. He has our respect. People can think in a negative way or a positive way. It is about our lives, it is always like that. People are negative, people are positive, people are happy, people are sad. For me there is not a problem here for that”, he said.