Substitution Snub still hurts me – Kepa admits after refusing to be subbed against City.


Kepa Arrizabalaga has finally come out to admit he made a mistake when he refused to come out of the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City in extra time where the blues lost on penalties.

Kepa was eventually fined and dropped for one game. With the benefit of hindsight, the 24-year-old has admitted his actions that day were wrong.

“I accepted what the manager said and the club fine and I realised I wouldn’t play the next game,” Kepa told the Daily Mail. “I was right behind Willy and supported him and the team as much as I could.

“Of course, that was the only thing I could do. It was something I did in the heat of the moment. It’s something I am not very proud of.

“It was a difficult moment which I’ve learned from and I’m still learning from. Now it’s time for me to look forward.

“I said I was sorry. Football goes on. We all make mistakes.”