Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has taken to his social media account to show support for goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, after his penalty miss cost the team the Carabao Cup trophy.
The Blues played Liverpool in the League Cup final on Sunday evening at Wembley Stadium. After a goalless result in regulation and extra time, the match was to be decided in the shootout.
Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel opted to bring in the Spanish shot-stopper in place of Edouard Mendy, hoping the former would help the Londoners win the final. However, he failed to stop any of the 11 Liverpool penalties and went on to shoot over the bar to give the Reds an 11-10 victory.
Kepa went on to apologise for his miss on his official social media account.
“To fall and rise. Disappointed after a big effort during the tournament. We keep working. Thanks, Chelsea FC family for your support,” the 27-year-old said.
The ex-Ivory Coast captain Drogba retweeted the Tweet but with a comforting message. “Keep it up Kepa, my keeper, Chelsea FC.”
Keep it up Kepa my Keeeepaaaaaa @kepa_46 💙 @ChelseaFC https://t.co/lquVyVduim
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) February 27, 2022