Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich advises the club to keep Kepa Arrizabalaga and firmly insists that the goalkeeper could still reach the level of predecessor Petr Cech.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has actually prompted the club to keep hold of Kepa Arrizabalaga, declaring that the Spaniard could still reach the level of predecessors Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois
Chelsea sprinkled a world-record amount to bring Kepa to Stamford Bridge in 2018, however he has actually had a hard time to measure up to that cost up until now and was dropped for a spell in February having posted the worst save portion in the Premier League this season.
The 25- year-old has actually consequently been linked with a summer move far from the club, with Manuel Neuer, Andre Onana and Gianluigi Donnarumma amongst the names promoted to change him, however Bosnich thinks that he can still be a success in West London.
“I was probably in the minority as a goalkeeper as I didn’t mind competition for places. I thought being a goalkeeper was the same as any position that if you are not playing well, then it is understandable that someone else comes in. With Kepa, it is a little bit different because of the price tag that surrounds him but it wasn’t Frank Lampard who bought him. It was somebody else,” Bosnich informedGoal com.
” I was impressed with the way he came back however he has actually been having a hard time a bit this season. It is entirely easy to understand as a manager if somebody is refraining from doing it for you at a big club you think elsewhere. There are stories around about Donnarumma or Onana however with any goalkeeper you discuss buying, particularly from abroad, there’s absolutely nothing like playing the position in England.
” There’s more physical obstacles on the crosses that you get in England than anywhere else in theworld You need to take care. I am not privy to what’s gone on behind the scenes however if a manager-player relationship breaks down, then that’s a various matter. I simply think it was down to his form which in regards to the requirement when he first came, it hasn’t depended on scratch this season.
” Frank was well within his rights to leave him out when he did however I believed he succeeded when he cameback I rate Kepa, I believed he was an excellent shot-stopper with excellent dexterity and his kicking was all right for me. I think individuals make too much of his issues with circulation however the first task is to keep the ball out of thenet Kicking is a perk.
“In terms of dominating his box, he is young and slight so it has taken time to get to grips with that. That’s something they need to work on. For me, he has not been a disaster in any sense of the word. He has done okay so far. It is difficult to follow Petr Cech in their most successful era at the club. Then you have Thibaut Courtois, who was exceptional as well. I believe that Kepa has the ability given time to get to that level.”
Kepa has actually conserved simply 39 of the 73 shots on target he has actually faced this season – a ratio of 53.4%, which is conveniently the worst in the league.