Kepa Arrizabalaga aims dig at Chelsea boss Frank Lampard after Spain clean sheet

Kepa Arrizabalaga has aimed a subtle dig at Chelsea boss Frank Lampard following his appearance for Spain on Wednesday.

The Blues stopper kept a clean sheet, keeping out Portugal attackers at bay during the 0-0 draw.

Kepa clearly enjoyed his time between the sticks, somewhere he may not find himself in Chelsea colours for a little while after the arrival of Edouard Mendy.

His future at Stamford Bridge is under threat following shaky performances in recent months.

And Kepa took aim at Chelsea following last night's draw, saying he's felt confident while on international duty after his recent club snub.

"I've felt confidence, at ease [with the national side]," Arrizabalaga said at full-time.

“I think it was a good game and I'm happy with the confidence of the coach.

"When I'm needed to help on the pitch, I try to do the best possible.

"It was a game of great intensity. [We had] more control in the first half.

“In the second, we found it more difficult to control Portugal's transitions. It was a good test. We have to be happy. We stood up today.

“We have to improve because we conceded a few clear chances, which you can pay for in a tournament."

Arrizabalaga is determined to fight for his place at Chelsea under Lampard.

The £71.6m man is keen to tussle with Mendy for the No 1 spot and is not willing to give up just yet.

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"I feel fine, strong, with confidence. The situation is not ideal, I wasn't expecting it, but we are footballers and we have to live through situations like this," Kepa said this month.

"I am confident I can turn the situation around and, if I am given playing time I will try to do it the best I can.

"I work to play. I feel very good both at Chelsea and at the national squad. I play for a 'top' team and I feel privileged to be part of it.

"I want to play, that's for sure. I think day by day; in football it is very difficult to think long term because things can change, but one thing is certain is that I want to play."

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