Interview with Chelsea new boy, Kepa

Kepa on being at Chelsea and being £71m: “Very brave for the club to invest in me. About being the most expensive goalkeeper in the world? I won’t think about it.”

Kepa on Chelsea’s approach: “I came back from my holiday on the 23rd and a few days into my training I knew already about interest in me. There had been prior offers from Chelsea to me, but Athletic is a club that doesn’t usually take an interest in their players leaving”

Kepa on adapting to England: “I think some players take more time and others take a bit less time. Everybody is different. I hope to adapt as soon as possible but we are all different. I realise the game in England is different.”

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Kepa on surprise on being most expensive goalkeeper in the world: “I don’t think about the price. It is not in my mind. Chelsea made a great bet in taking me. I am really happy to be here and I will put everything into it to repay their trust that they have put in me”

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Kepa on Hazard’s future: “I always like to have the best players in my team. For him, it is a personal situation but I hope to have the best players around me” Kepa says the only pressure he experiences is the pressure he puts on himself. ‘I am a player who demands a lot from myself.’

Kepa on moving his life to England: “Of course, I know some of the players in the current team.I played with them in Spain or at the World Cup. They told me about the club and gave me excellent references”

Kepa: ‘Over the next seven years, I expect to achieve a great growth, personally and collectively, and I hope we will win many, many titles.’

Kepa on Sarri and playing with his feet, mentions Pepe Reina’s influence: “I think I will be able to adapt, I find his style and ideas very attractive. Pepe Reina at Napoli knows him and was very happy under him, he has good references from all his players”

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Kepa on goalkeepers being valued highly in the current transfer market: “The market in general has gone up in price a lot in the last few years. It has to do with a lot of things, like contracts with the media companies, but it is great to value goalkeepers”

Kepa asked about Courtois & own collapsed move to Real Madrid: “In January, I was coming to the end of my contracts and there were a number of negotiations but I decided to stay at Athletic. Things change and Chelsea bet on me and I am happy to start this”

‘A new stage is starting for me, and I am really happy to start this new stage in my career and my life.’
That’s all from Kepa’s press conference at the Bridge. He will return to Cobham now for afternoon training, and we will hear more from him on the official website a little later on… #WelcomeKepa



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