Edouard Mendy did not start for Chelsea’s trip to Zagreb at the start of the group stage of the Champions League. Thomas Tuchel explains the reasons for his choice.
Edward Mendy Will he lose his starting spot at Chelsea? In any case, Thomas Tuchel wants to play the competition to the full. He took advantage of the Blues’ trip to Zagreb in the Champions League to establish the luxury substitute, Kepa Arrizabalaga: “The most important thing is above all that Kepa deserves to play for a long time. We have two goalkeepers who compete at the highest level. It’s a new competition, it may be a good opportunity to breathe for Edouard [Mendy] who has been a bit unlucky in the last few games – not bad but unlucky” said the London manager reports the Daily Mail.
Edouard Mendy embarrassed by his knee?
The change was not necessarily beneficial since Chelsea lost in Zagreb (1-0) for their entry into the Champions League. But Thomas Tuchel wants to bring competition between his two quality goalkeepers: “Edouard Mendy has problems with the patellar tendon in his knee, he is not 100% fit at the moment, so we took the opportunity to give him the break and gave Kepa the confidence to start in the League. champions. It’s a decision for Kepa and we took advantage of the possibility of it being the Champions League, and he needs an important game now to establish confidence because he deserves it. » he added.
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