first_imgKepa Arrizabalaga’s Wembley bust-up with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has resulted in a fine by the club.Sarri and the former Bilbao shot-stopper held talks on Monday over the ‘keeper’s obstinacy in the Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City on penalties.The Italian manager was frustrated on the sidelines after Kepa failed to be subbed for Willy Caballero ahead of the penalty shootout.Reports claim both men have settled their differences and Kepa has personally apologised to Sarri, his team-mates and the club in full acknowledgment he made “a big mistake”.His wages will go to charity, and he told Sky: “I have thought a lot more about yesterday’s events. Although there was a misunderstanding, on reflection I made a big mistake with how I handled the situation.“I wanted to take the time today to apologise fully and in person to the coach, to Willy, my team-mates and to the club. I have done this and now I want to offer the same apology to the fans.“I will learn from this episode and will accept any punishment or discipline the club decides is appropriate.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSarri: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the strongest player in the world” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri has no doubts that Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man at Juventus, and plans to the star give more freedom to exploit his talents to their fullest extent.Sarri said: “Kepa and I have spoken about the incident. It was a good conversation. There was a misunderstanding yesterday but he realises he made a big mistake in the way he reacted. He has apologised to me, his team-mates and the club.Chelsea fine Kepa Arrizabalaga a week’s wages after Maurizio Sarri Wembley bust-up: https://t.co/eFIXIvru9b pic.twitter.com/tKZyvyiHOI— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 25, 2019“It is up to the club if they want to discipline him according to the club rules, but for me, this matter is now closed.“The team performance as a whole was extremely positive and it is a shame to see how this incident has overshadowed our efforts in what was a very competitive cup final.“Everyone’s focus is now on the next game and we must all now put this behind us.”last_img

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