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“Mendy is hurt more than anything”

04 Mar 2022 | 12:53

 The former Chelsea analyzed the key decision of coach Thomas Tuchel in the last Carabao Cup final.

Behind the scenes: Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea (February 2022)

Facing Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final, Chelsea had to admit defeat at Wembley. No goals were scored in both official time and extra time, meaning the two teams had to go to a penalty shootout. 

Before entering the series of brainstorming matches, coach Thomas Tuchel decided to put goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on the field to replace Edouard Mendy – the goalkeeper played very well in the match. In the end, Kepa made no successful saves and even shot the ball over the crossbar in the decisive kick.

 

Edouard Mendy ‘hurt’ by Thomas Tuchel’s Carabao Cup final decision, reckons Shaun Wright-Phillips - Bóng Đá

 Mendy had to make room for Kepa.

Via Metro, former Chelsea member Shaun Wright-Phillips commented on Tuchel’s personnel selection:  “I think Mendy is hurt more than anything , especially after he came back from one of the big wins. career in the penalty shootout in the CAN final.

It’s a big national tournament, so I think about Mendy coming back from there and perhaps Chelsea’s man of the game in full time and extra time in the Carabao Cup final, and then being beaten. instead midway. As a player, when you look back on that you will be disappointed, whether he was judged inadequate to help Chelsea win the penalty shootout or Tuchel thought Kepa would have done better.”