Terry slams ‘disrespectful’ Kepa while Sutton urges Sarri to quit over Man City sub row


CHELSEA legend John Terry has hit out at Kepa Arrizabalaga following his sensational snub towards Maurizio Sarri.

The Spaniard left the Blues boss raging on the touchline after remarkably refusing to be subbed off in the Carabao Cup final defeat.

Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted for the penalty shootout
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Sarri wanted to bring on Willy Caballero for the penalty shootout after his No1 went down with cramp on two occasions.

But his authority was undermined with the 24-year-old refusing to budge off the field.

Arrizabalaga, a £71.6million summer signing, then failed to become the hero as Raheem Sterling bagged the winning penalty.

And as the inquest gets underway, Terry believes Kepa should hang his head in shame.

The Spaniard sensationally undermined his own manager
Maurizio Sarri was absolutely fuming on the touchline
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He told Sky Sports: “Once your number goes up you have to come off and show a bit of respect,

“Deal with that after. That’s the last thing the players want.

“It’s certainly not the end of it, [but] it’s clouded a good performance. It’s taken the shine off a good performance, it’s disappointing. We’ll see what happens.”

Outspoken pundit Chris Sutton, who played a season at Stamford Bridge, took a firmer stance over the incident and believes under pressure Sarri should resign.

Speaking to Radio Five Live, he fumed: “Kepa should never play for Chelsea again. He’s a disgrace.

John Terry labelled the Chelsea goalkeeper as ‘disrespectful’
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Chris Sutton believes Sarri should quit over the incident
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“He’s undermined his manager. It’s disgusting. Never seen anything like it. If I was Sarri I would walk.”

But Sarri refused to get embroiled in further controversy after the contest and suggested it was just a “big misunderstanding.”

The Italian revealed: “We played a very good match. There was a misunderstanding because on radio I understood there was a problem and the goalkeeper had cramp and not able to go to penalties.

“The goalkeeper said there was no problem and he was right.”

When quizzed on whether he would receive any disciplinary action, Sarri responded: “No, now I understand the situation.”


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