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Kepa Arrizabalaga wins October Castrol Save of the Month award

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Kepa Arrizabalaga has received the Castrol Save of the Month award for October after producing a beautiful fingertip save in opposition to Aston Villa.

The Spaniard has been in glowing type after wrestling his place between the sticks again from Edouard Mendy, and was at his very best through the Blues‘ 2-0 win at Villa Park.

Dropping down low to his proper, Kepa managed to tip Jacob Ramsey’s fierce shot onto the put up after beating down John McGinn’s preliminary shot – the 28-year-old having little time to react from the primary effort on aim earlier than being known as into motion as soon as extra.

The save was certainly one of seven Kepa made on the right this moment, and he is now been rewarded along with his efforts with the Castrol Save of the Month award for October.

“It is a privilege to have this award, it is my the primary time,” Kepa stated upon receiving his trophy. “An important issues was the sport. We stored a clear sheet, we received the sport.

“The primary was a powerful shot,” he continued, referencing the primary of a quickfire triple save. “The second for me was essentially the most troublesome one, the third one I touched it, it hit the put up and went away.

“You don’t have any time to assume, the whole lot you prepare for on a regular basis is proven in that 10 seconds. Good adjustment, good save, I watched it a few instances. It is good to take a look at your self, you see completely different particulars, each participant, each place, so it is extra analytical.

“The emotion is stuffed with adrenaline, however you’re joyful and you are feeling a confidence, you are feeling effectively if you assist the staff. “When you find yourself concerned there, you aren’t pondering something, you’re simply appearing, attempting to maneuver quick and as fast as you possibly can, attempting to catch each ball.”

Kepa follows within the footsteps of Nick Pope and Jordan Pickford, who received Castrol’s Save of the Month award in August and September.

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