The Spain international has revealed his relationship with the goalkeeper he played with at Stamford Bridge
Kepa Arizabaraga revealed that despite the competition between the two at Chelsea, he has a close relationship with Senegal international Edward Mendy.
29-year-old Mendy signed from Ligue 1 team Rennes for £22 million (US$31 million) as the six-time British top league king tried to find greater stability between the two teams , Because there was a costly error in the Spaniard’s game.
The Senegalese star later proved to be one of the cheap signings, helping the Blues win the UEFA Champions League and the European Super Cup.
The Spain international was brought to Thomas Tuchel in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur because the African could not escape the injury against Zenit St. Petersburg.
When asked how he got along with Mendy, Arrizabalaga was in his Chelsea’s latest interview: “Jiang Dou and I have a very good relationship.
“We train together every day, no matter who plays, we support each other.
“You can see our relationship in the Super Bowl. He was one of the first players to congratulate me after the penalty shootout, and of course we celebrate together.
“I hope he can resume training from the injury as soon as possible.”
He also marked his return as “perfect.” He scored zero goals and three points against Nuno Espirito Santo.
“I’m really happy to help the team,” he continued.
“I haven’t played in the Premier League for a while, so I am very happy to have the opportunity to help the team.
“To enter the team in such a big game like the London Derby, and keep zero goals and score three points, it’s really perfect!
“It was a London derby, so we knew it was an important match against a very good team, so it was great to win and we were all very happy.”
At the same time, coach Tuchel updated his injury, which prevented Mendy from participating in Chelsea’s derby at Tottenham Hotspur.
He told the media: “We have been working hard throughout the week, and we performed well in training on Saturday.”
“It comes from the last-minute play against Zenit in the Champions League.
“It’s very painful. He doesn’t feel 100% comfortable when he stretches or landing at full force. He doesn’t feel comfortable fighting on set kicks or corner kicks.
“So we decided to go 100%, that is Kepa, let Edou support us and be full of energy.”