Thomas Tuchel took a courageous one to bench his first choice goalkeeper Édouard Mendy for targeted Kepa Arrizabalaga’s in the FA Cup Final against Leicester City.
Chelsea were beaten to the trophy while Kepa became the center of attention after failing to keep out Youri Tielemans’s powerful long range shot with many claiming Mendy could have had his hand on that.
Mendy however didn’t comment wether he could have saved it or not but insisted Kepa did his best including the defenders but it wasn’t just Chelsea’s day.
What Mendy Said
Kepa has worked hard in trainings for the opportunity he just had, and he gave his best.
It just was not our night as I saw Kepa tried his best but unfortunately couldn’t keep out the shot from Tielemans.
The defense tried a lot too, also the whole team, we just have to get up now and focus on our next games.