“We are defo losing then!” – Real Madrid fans RUTHLESSLY troll Kepa Arrizabalaga amid rumors of him starting against Barcelona in El Clasico Supercopa final

Fans were not pleased by Kepa's performance in the Supercopa Madrid derby semi-final.


“We are defo losing then!” – Real Madrid fans RUTHLESSLY troll Kepa Arrizabalaga amid rumors of him starting against Barcelona in El Clasico Supercopa final

Kepa Arrizabalaga (Source: Reuters)

After Real Madrid’s victory in the derby against Atletico Madrid at the Al-Awwal Stadium, Kepa Arrizabalaga had been criticized for his novice mistake in the box, Kepa fumbled a loose ball, which resulted in Simeone’s side scoring. However, manager Ancelotti has confirmed his faith in Kepa, focusing on his ability to improve and become better.

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Carlo Ancelotti is unfazed by Kepa conceding three goals in the last game and seems to focus on the next one with his strongest eleven. He further expressed his confidence in the Spaniard’s abilities. This underlines that his semi-final performance in the Suopercopa De Espana needed to justify the loaned player’s talent fully.

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He has played a good game, in my opinion. In the first two goals he could not do anything and in the third he may have been bothered by Morata’s jump. We’ll see who the goalkeeper for the final is.
Ancelotti said in the pre-match press conference

He gave a stern response to Kepa’s critics. As per the latest report from David Aguilera. Kepa still had the backing of the coaching staff during Thibaut Courtois‘ injury.

On loan from Chelsea, this will be a pivoting moment in Kepa’s career to redeem himself in the final and showcase his worth as an asset to the team. Ancelotti’s efficient rotation of goalkeeping duties has Andriy Lunin in charge of domestic and Champions League games. This underlines the competitiveness present in the squad.

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Twitter reacts to Kepa’s reselection for the Supercopa Final

Real Madrid’s goalkeeping dynamics are undergoing a significant shift, marked by Kepa Arrizabalaga’s uncertain future with the club. Initially brought in on loan from Chelsea due to Thibaut Courtois’ early-season ACL injury. Kepa impressed with stellar performances, solidifying his position as the starting goalkeeper.

Kepa Arrizabalaga, Anriy Lunin and Thibaut Courtois
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Anriy Lunin and Thibaut Courtois. (Source: OneFootball )

However, a short-term injury in November opened the door for Andriy Lunin. He seized the opportunity with outstanding displays between the posts. Now, as Kepa returns, the 29-year-old goalkeeper faces an uphill battle to reclaim his earlier form. He will try to secure a long-term spot at Real Madrid. Kepa’s continuity at the club appears complicated, with no indication of a potential permanent transfer.

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Courtois is anticipated to resume his role as the team’s reference goalkeeper for the 2024-25 season. Andriy Lunin, displaying promising skills, stands as the likely second choice. Kepa’s age also works against him, as, at 29, he may not fit the profile for a long-term successor. The next few months will be crucial for Kepa to showcase his capabilities and potentially alter the course of his future with the Spanish giants.

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