EDOUARD MENDY was left in the dark after his replacement Kepa Arrizabalaga missed the decisive penalty in the final penalty shootout of the Carabao Cup.
The 29-year-old was brought on in the last minute of extra time against Liverpool against Thomas Tuchel support the free kick expert Kepa.
But the German mattress maker’s decision backfired because Spain International could not save any of Liverpool LADDER effort on target from 12 yards – including from opposite Caoimhin Kelleher.
Kepa then His decisive penalty shot high over the bar to present the trophy to Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Fans have leaving behind a haze that Tuchel got rid of Mendy after his dazzling performance in Sunday’s epic encounter.
The Senegal international was named man of the match after creating a string of stunning stops – including an incredible double in the first half to reject Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.
And while Mendy didn’t show his disappointment when he got on the pitch, he couldn’t hide his shock and dismay after Kepa missed his penalty.
Mendy held his head in disbelief before covering his face with his hands to comfort himself.
Supporters also noticed his manners following Kepa’s miss, as one user tweeted: “Mendy’s reaction said it all. He looked furious.”
Another commented: “The look on Mendy’s face says everything we need to know about Kepa’s kick.”
Third part added: “LMAO THE LOOK ON MENDY FACE AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.”
Meanwhile, this fan simply stated: “Mendy doesn’t look happy”.
Tuchel did not blame Kepa, claiming the decision worked to bring him in to replace Mendy. Chelsea’s Uefa Super Cup win over Villarreal in August.
He said: “I make decisions when I make decisions, I only take them when I want to embrace them. I can’t reevaluate my decisions when I know the outcome. It’s like this.” .
“Don’t blame him. Do sir me. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This is the life of a football coach, a substitute.
“Sometimes you put a player on the pitch and he scores. Sometimes he makes a decisive mistake. No regret. If there is a need to take responsibility, it is entirely on me.
“I feel bad for him. But there’s nothing to blame. We made the decision, like last time in the penalty shootout because Kepa was training with the players off the field every day on penalties. temple.
“They know how good he is. He has more time than Edou to do this. Everyone knows how good he is. This contributed in part to how well we shot today.
“Unfortunately he couldn’t save any. It was a bit harsh for him to miss the only penalty. But there is nothing to blame. The penalties are amazing. ”
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