Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga says he is confident he has full backing from head coach Frank Lampard amid reports linking him with exit.
According to reports, Lampard is keen to sell Kepa this summer after the former Athletico Bilbao man had an inconsistent performance this season. The Spaniard signed for the Blues as Thibaut Courtois' replacement in 2018 and has struggled to live up to the expectations following his big-money move.
Before the suspension of the Premier League due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kepa had lost his position to second goalkeeper Willy Caballero, starting the Blues' last seven matches on the bench.
In his interview with Marca, Kepa said, "We play 50 or 60 games a year and it is difficult to stay on the same level."
"The important thing is to be very clear about the objective, to work, and put everything into improving. There may be obstacles along the way, but when you have a clear objective, it is easier. ‘The only thing that can be done, in these cases, is to take it professionally, respectfully, and work harder to turn it around."
Relationship with Lampard
Kepa's future is in the balance after reports suggested that Chelsea are keen to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.
"The only thing that can be done, in these cases, is to take it professionally, respectfully, and work harder to turn it around. He has shown me confidence from the first moment. ‘He must make decisions, but I feel I have his confidence, both his and that of the whole club. We all like to play in every game."
"It is true that, in the last 10 years, Chelsea is the English team that has won the most titles, and I think we should have that ambition. In fact, I came here for that and in the first season, we already achieved the Europa League.