- Chelsea goalkeeper, Mendy opens up on relationship with Kepa
- Says there’s healthy competition between them
Ekohotblog reports that Chelsea Goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has opened up on his relationship with teammate, Kepa Arizabalaga.
Kepa used to be Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper until Mendy joined Chelsea from French club Rennes last year and was immediately displaced Kepa, playing 31 times in the Premier League during his opening campaign in England.
Not stopping there, The 29-year-old has firmly cemented himself ahead of Arrizabalaga as the blues No.1 keeper this term after putting in several match-winning performances for Thomas Tuchel’s men..
This has fueled speculations that perhaps there would be unhealthy relationship between the two goalkeepers due to competition.
However Mendy has denied this speculation by explaining the kind of relationship that exists between them.
“My relationship with Kepa is very good, as is my relationship with Marcus [Bettinelli], the third goalkeeper at Chelsea. We compete with interest,” Mendy told Egyptian outlet El Match TV.
“The most important thing is that the competition between the players is for the benefit of the team. The titles are for the club and not for the player.
“My relationship with my teammates is very good. I respect everyone and there is always a state of friendship between us.”
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