Kepa Arrizabalaga infamously refused to be substituted within the Carabao Cup last precisely two years in the past.
After Kepa went down with a hamstring damage, Maurizio Sarri made the choice to exchange him with Willy Cabaellero.
However Kepa determined he might proceed and defied Sarri’s orders.
That left the Italian supervisor fuming, whereas many, together with John Terry and Jose Mourinho, criticised Kepa.
“As soon as your quantity goes up you must come off and present a little bit of respect,” Terry said, per the Independent. “Cope with that after. That’s the very last thing the gamers need.
“It’s definitely not the top of it it’s clouded an excellent efficiency. It’s taken the shin off an excellent efficiency, it’s disappointing. We’ll see what occurs.”
Whereas these scenes have been extraordinary, gamers have refused to return off earlier than. Together with Lionel Messi.
In 2014, the Argentine ahead was in motion for Barcelona towards Espanyol.
Barca have been 3-0 up with quarter-hour remaining and supervisor Luis Enrique needed to substitute Messi off the pitch to present him some relaxation.
However Messi, like Kepa, wasn’t having any of it.
He put his thumbs as much as Enrique and saved walked additional up the pitch whereas fully ignoring his supervisor.
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Enrique knew there was no convincing Messi so he ended up changing Neymar as a substitute.
The Brazilian was blissful to return off and he made manner for Munir El Haddadi.
Enrique performed down the incident in his post-match interview.
“Earlier than making adjustments, we usually ask the gamers and we make the choice afterwards,” he said, per ESPN.
“What occurred could be interpreted some ways, relying on who it serves. I’ll keep on doing what I’ve been doing.
“I’ve to take every part under consideration, however I belief in how he feels and what he tells me.
“Generally I go searching me on the bench and assume how fortunate we’re to have Messi. For us it isn’t nearly what he does on the pitch. He’s additionally an excellent motivator for his teammates.”