The Spanish goalkeeper says being dropped from the Blues’ starting line-up earlier this season only motivated him to “work harder”
Kepa Arrizabalaga has outlined his ambitions to “win everything with Chelsea” while insisting he still enjoys the full “confidence” of head coach Frank Lampard. “The relationship with Frank is very good,” the former Athletic Club No.1 told Marca.
“He has shown me confidence from the first moment. He must make decisions, but I feel I have his confidence, both his and that of the whole club. We all like to play in every game.
“It is true that, in the last 10 years, Chelsea is the English team that has won the most titles, and I think we should have that ambition. “In fact, I came here for that and in the first season, we already achieved the Europa League. We have a young team.
“Then came the penalty of not signing players (the transfer ban) but you have to keep fighting for titles. I want to win everything with Chelsea and with the national team.”
Kepa added on the “obstacles” he has overcome at Chelsea in recent months: “We play 50 or 60 games a year and it is difficult to stay on the same level.
“The important thing is to be very clear about the objective, to work and put everything into improving. There may be obstacles along the way, but when you have a clear objective, it is easier. “The only thing that can be done, in these cases, is to take it professionally, respectfully and work harder to turn it around.”