- Kepa Arrizabalaga was in goal for Chelsea against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final and lost the decisive penalty
- His girlfriend Andrea Martinez has defended the goalkeeper claiming that it was unfair for fans to blame him for the loss
- Arrizabalaga replaced Mendy a few minutes to end the game at Wembley, but was unable to give Chelsea the cup
Andrea Martinez who is the girlfriend of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has offered a strong message of support hitting back at critics following the Spaniard's gaffe in the Carabao Cup final.
On Sunday, 27 February, Chelsea players were determined to win the Carabao Cup for this season, but they lost on penalties against Premier League rivals Liverpool with Kepa missing the decisive kick.
Chelsea fans in many parts of the world were livid after Kepa Arrizabalaga blazed the decisive kick over the bar with some asking questions on social media why the Blues signed him.
Did Kepa Arrizabalaga start the match against Liverpool?
Senegalese goalkeeper Mendy started the Carabao Cup final for Chelsea against Liverpool, but a few minutes to the end of the game, Chelsea gaffer Tuchel decided to bring on Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The expectation was for the Spanish goalkeeper to be a hero, but he failed to save any of Liverpool's 11 penalties, and to make the matter worse, he lost the important kick.
Andrea Martinez's statement to defend Kepa
''Kepa, we are so proud of you, as a goalkeeper and even more as a person.
"Humble, brilliant, kind, generous, intelligent, hard worker, talented and the most beautiful soul I've ever met.''
Chelsea billionaire owner Roman Abramovich flies to Belarus to broker a peace deal in Russia-Ukraine crisis
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich flew to Belarus to join talks seeking to broker a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia.
The Russian-born billionaire has come under sharp focus in recent days following President Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine.
Abramovich, who is believed to have close ties with Putin went on to relinquish the ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea to the club's trustees.
However, in a sudden turn of events, the Russian oligarch has offered to broker a peace deal between the two nations.
Source: Sports Brief News