Why He Left Chelsea Despite Mauricio Pochettino Efforts To Keep Me At Stamford Bridge
Kepa Arrizabalaga has claimed Mauricio Pochettino wanted him to stay at Chelsea before his loan move to Real Madrid.
“Yes, it was very fast,” Kepa said in an interview with Marca about his move to Madrid.
“It is true that at Chelsea Pochettino wanted me to stay and he told me that I was going to play, that he trusted me, but I thought that a change would be good for me. I wanted a change.
“Thomas Tuchel also called me and I was close to going to Bayern Munich. Due to circumstances such as the injury, unfortunately, of a teammate, the possibility arose.”
When asked about his opportunity to join Bayern despite his lack of playing time under Tuchel at Chelsea, Kepa said: “Yes, well it is also true that although I did not play with him, the call reinforces a little that a coach, if in the first stage you have not played with him at all, then claims you or wants you on his team, this makes you feel good.
“In the end, Real Madrid is Real Madrid. When Real Madrid calls you, there are few things to think about.”