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I Always Thought I’d Retire At Chelsea – Cech


Petr CechEx Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech has come out to say that he was far from happy when he was dropped for Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge.

Cech recently revealed that he worked very hard in training when the Belgian joined so he showed of signs that he had to be dropped to the bench for Thibaut.

According to him, he accepted the fact that Courtois was seen as the future of the club with all his potential and quality but he never thought the current Real Madrid goalie would take his spot immediately.

He added that quitting Chelsea was the toughest decision he has ever made since he always thought he would finish his career at the club.

His words, “I was not happy at all,”

“I could see in pre-season how hard I was working. There was nothing obvious suggesting I wouldn’t be ready to keep my spot.

“But in a football team you can only have one goalkeeper playing every week, and unfortunately that was the way it went.

“Thibaut was regarded as the future of the club with all his potential and quality. I understood the choice was made, even if I didn’t think it was my time.

“Leaving Chelsea was the hardest decision I had to make.

“Having played for this club for such a long time, and becoming a big part of the history of the club, I always thought I was going to finish my career at Chelsea, or maybe leave for the last couple of years.

“At that moment I didn’t feel like it was like the last couple of years. That was not what I pictured in my head. But it was clear my journey had come to an end, and I decided I was going to go and try something else.”

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“When I look back, I’m happy for the good things, I’m obviously not happy with the things that didn’t go exactly as we wanted, but they played an important part, so I wouldn’t change a thing.

“It was a great journey. I really enjoyed it. If I had the chance, I would do it all over again.”