Kepa Looking To Challenge De Gea For Spain No 1 Role

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Kepa Arrizabalaga states he is looking to challenge David De Gea for the role of number 1 in the Spain squad.

The Chelsea goalkeeper only has one appearance for his country, and was called up to the squad for the world cup and the upcoming UEFA Nations League.

Although Kepa himself insists he ignores any such surveys, he is prepared to contest De Gea for the position going forward.

“Being in the squad is already a reason for joy. We all want to be here and we all want to play; I work for that,” he told AS.

“We’ll meet the coaching staff in the first few days and get ourselves going, because we have two big games ahead.

“It’s a question for the coach. What I will do is work, although obviously we all want to play.

“The coach will decide the best thing for the team, but in the training sessions I’ll try to put in the effort, for the good of the group most of all.

“All players work to compete and to play. The coach decides and we accept whatever it is, always with good harmony.

“De Gea is a great goalkeeper and the goal is perfectly covered with him. The World Cup was how it was, we came back too early, but I don’t pay attention to polls or what people say. I try to isolate myself and focus on myself.”



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