Azpilicueta tried to offer his countryman some words of encouragement.
“In football, we have difficult times," he said. “In my position as captain, obviously I know him from a long time ago. I always try to help him.
“Sometimes you feel like everything goes against you. You have to have the character to face it. I have no doubt Kepa will work hard to reverse the situation.
“The whole squad are fighting for targets as a collective. When you are a goalkeeper, it's a completely different situation, but he will keep working hard, giving his best."