Chelsea’s third-choice goalkeeper Robert Green has praised Kepa for a brilliant first season at Chelsea. The Spaniard joined Chelsea from Athletic Bilbao on a transfer fee of £72 million which was a record fee for a goalkeeper.
Kepa has kept 23 sheets in 53 appearances across all competitions this season so far. Speaking of his colleague, Green said, “Kepa for his first season in the Premier League has had a fantastic season, and one that he will get stronger off the back of. The demands. He’s a young guy. The amount of football he has played, all of a sudden he has gone into a season where he has played probably 50 games, more than 50 games. And it’s not just the games themselves, he’s going away for internationals, he’s travelling all round Europe to play these games.
And the intensity of the games, and the spotlight of the games is far greater. He has managed that and maintained his performance throughout. His talent was there – it doesn’t take an expert to see that. But I think what don’t you realise when you’re out of it is the demands it has on someone who is still a young lad. ”
Kepa will be hoping to end the season by helping Chelsea to Europa League glory on the 29th at Baku.