While he has produced some solid performances, there is the occasional error in his game that tends to annoy fans.
That was on show in Real Madrid’s thrilling 5-3 win over Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana semi-finals in Saudi Arabia.
Held at a sold-out Al Awal Park in Riyadh, the Madrid derby produced a number of thrills and spills.
Kepa couldn’t really do much about Mario Hermoso’s opening goal but could have jumped to his right to save the second goal scored by Antoine Griezmann.
Seeing the turn of events at the Al-Awwal Stadium, wife of other Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, Anastasia Nastasica, made her feelings very clear on social media.
Anastasia Nastasica has been married to the Ukraine international for over two years now, with the two getting married in their tracksuits!
She is an Instagram model who has featured in some magazines in Ukraine and stayed with him since he properly started playing for them in 2021.
Anastasia sparked controversy by making a post on her Instagram stories where she posted a picture with her husband with the caption ‘For sure, number 1’.
She clearly wanted to post this as a dig at Carlo Ancelotti for preferring to play Kepa over Lunin, despite the Ukranian goalkeeper making arguably fewer mistakes and impressing with his performances.
This has now sparked a debate on who is the more reliable goalkeeper in Real Madrid between Kepa and Lunin.
Many supporters seemingly agree with Nastasica’s opinion, stating that Lunin deserves to play regularly in place of the Spanish goalkeeper because of his superior consistency in performances.
However, some have also pointed that this might be an indication that the Real Madrid squad might not be as ‘united’ as many tend to label them to be.
At least in the goalkeeping department, there could be tensions building up between the backup goalkeepers before Courtois’ return.
With that being said, Anastasia has been forced to delete the post after realizing how it could unnecessary fighting among fans.
The last thing Carlo Ancelotti wants right now, when his side are strongly competing for multiple major trophies, is possible rifts between a few rare individuals bringing down the harmony of his entire squad.
Los Blancos are unlikely to take any serious action against Lunin or his partner for her post, but this little step might cause for a nervy meeting with Kepa’s wife Andrea Martinez, the next time the two couples meet.