Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has disagreed with Chelsea supervisor, Frank Lampard, over his feedback about goalkeeper, Kepa Arrizabalaga, following the Blues’ Premier League 3-1 victory in opposition to Brighton on Monday night time.
Kepa, who’s presently under-fire at Stamford Bridge resulting from his performances for Lampard’s facet, was given a begin in Chelsea’s first Premier League match of the season in opposition to Brighton.
The Spain worldwide was largely snug all through the encounter however was unable to save lots of a longshot from Brighton star, Leandro Trossard as objectives from Jorginho, Reece James and Kurt Zouma gave Chelsea all three factors in opposition to the host.
Nevertheless, Lampard was requested over Chelsea’s switch for Rennes goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy after his facet’s win in opposition to Brighton and the English gaffer insisted that he’s pleased with Kepa.
“I’m very pleased with Kepa,” Lampard stated at his post-match.
“With the shot, I’m not positive if he might have finished any higher. However I noticed a bit extra confidence in how he was taking part in.
“Kepa is right here, he’s our keeper, and I’m pleased with him. If we’re bringing in competitors, it will likely be competitors.
“That’s the nature of Chelsea, and it goes all through the squad.”
However Neville doesn’t consider what Lampard stated about Kepa, including that the Chelsea boss was simply performing his responsibility as a supervisor to the press.
When requested if Lampard was really pleased with Kepa, Neville advised Sky Sport: “I don’t suppose he’s. I wouldn’t be.
“I do know full nicely being in a training place, in a altering room.
“It’s important to again your keeper. It’s important to again your gamers.
“You’ve to help your gamers publicly however privately, that objective tonight, it’s a actually poor objective to present away.
“He conceded so many objectives from exterior the field final season, and he has conceded one other one tonight.
“It can value you. In the event you wouldn’t have a high goalkeeper, you’ll not win that league, and in the intervening time he makes far too many errors and lets far too many objectives into the again of the web that ought to have been saved.”