Spain National Team: Kepa: The reasons for returning to La Roja… are justified on the field

The return of Kepa Arrizabalaga to the Spanish national team, which he has not played since October 7, 2020, in Alvalade and 0-0 against Portugal. In those two and a half years of absence, many things have happened, but one thing has remained unchanged: the goalkeeper’s desire not to stop, to keep fighting despite being a substitute at Chelsea and. Always stay in sight and they are La Roja.

Frenchman Edouard Mendy, led by Thomas Tuchel, grabbed the title in the “blue” team. The World Cup passed and Kepa was very disappointed. But the Basque goalkeeper said to his emotions: “Calm down, I’m doing very well and everything is working, it can be reversed.”

no sooner said than done. Kepa has been the undisputed starter for almost all of this season, Now with Graham Potter and after Tuchel’s departure on 7th September. In total, there have been 18 starts out of a possible 26 Premier League matches, with only 14 goals conceded and eight clean sheets. And above all, with the feeling of being a wall to be crossed in every game.

De la Fuente appreciates Kepa’s return to Spain’s goalkeeper trio

With Unai Simon injured and Robert Sanchez on the bench at Brighton, it is likely that Kepa will play Until Luis de la Fuente’s debut in Malaga against Norway. It will be justified ownership with numbers.

In the Big Five (with a candidate at least 800 minutes), Kepa ranks sixth in successful assists percentage; Fourth in terms of percentage of stops. Fourth in saves inside the area: and sixth in goals that were prevented (only those who go to the goal are counted).

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If we take only the Premier account into account, Arrizabalaga is the leader in all of these categories: pass percentage successful; to stop. the leader in shots conceded per goal; And the pioneer in blocking targets. Some numbers that give meaning to that advice he gave to his feelings: “Calm down, with work everything will be fine again.”

I have completed: Kepa, once again, is La Roja’s goalkeeper.

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