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Video: Kepa and Sarri Explain Carabao Cup Final ‘Misunderstanding’

Milos Markovic in Soccer Videos 25 Feb 2019


Manchester City lifted the Carabao Cup on Sunday evening following a penalty shootout against Chelsea and a weird situation with the Blues goalkeeper who appeared to have refused to leave the pitch and disobeyed his head coach.

The Chelsea goalkeeper caused outrage on social media with his on-pitch behavior towards the end of the match, causing Maurizio Sarri to react angrily on the touchline and give up the ideao on bringing Caballero on.

After the game both the Italian boss and the young custodian offered the explanation behind this bizarre incident.

Kepa took it to Instagram to explain what happened.

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Disgustados y tristes por no podernos llevar el titulo, hemos luchado hasta el final contra un gran equipo. Seguiremos trabajando para ser mas fuerte. También me gustaría aclarar algún hecho del partido de hoy: Lo primero de todo lamento como ha sido el final de la prorroga, quiero decir que en ningún momento ha sido mi intención desobedecer al técnico o ninguna de sus decisiones. Creo que todo ha sido un mal entendido a altas pulsaciones y en el tramo final de un partido por un titulo. El entrenador ha pensado que no estaba en condiciones de seguir y mi intención ha sido expresarle que estaba en buenas condiciones de seguir ayudando al equipo, mientras el cuerpo medico que me había atendido llegaba al banquillo y daba el mensaje. Siento de nuevo la imagen que se ha proyectado, no siendo en ningún caso mi intención dar esta imagen y pidiendo disculpas. Upset and sad for not being able to take the title, we fought until the end against a great team. We will continue working to be stronger. I would also like to clarify some facts of today's match: First of all I regret how the end of the match has been portrayed. At no time has it been my intention to disobey the coach or any of his decisions. I think everything has been misunderstood in the heat of the final part of a match for a title. The coach thought I was not in a position to play on and my intention was to express that I was in good condition to continue helping the team, while the docs that had treated me arrived at the bench to give the message. I feel the image that has been portrayed was not my intention. I have full respect for the coach and his authority.

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Milos Markovic

Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently and His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.



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