Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has insisted that the Premier League title will begin a new era of success at Stamford Bridge.
As reported by the London Evening Standard, Cech, who was speaking to reporters after the Blues secured all three points against Leicester City last night, insisted that the Blues can go on to win a number of trophies over the coming years.
Chelsea's win at the King Power Stadium last night means they are just one win away from winning their first title since 2010, and Cech has insisted that the club's new crop of players will now kick-on.
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Speaking to reporters, the veteran 'keeper said: “The last title was in 2010 so it’s been a long time. That’s why this one is hopefully the start of a new era with another generation of players.
“Obviously there is only me, JT and Didier who have been here for the last decade, so you can say this is a new generation of Chelsea. Hopefully, we will confirm the title on Sunday and then this team will continue to win things.
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“You can be a great player but in the moments where you play difficult games under pressure, to be a champion gives you another extra step, another dimension.
“We can see that in the difficult moments this season, this team have a lot of experience to overcome the difficult moments, it’s why we’re in the position we are. Some of the new players that came in obviously had experience of winning the title elsewhere, which is also important. That’s why everything clicked quite quickly.”
Win of champions
Cech, of course, started between the sticks last night, as the Blues came from behind to beat Leicester, who are scrapping for their Premier League survival.
And, the 32-year-old, who has endured a tricky campaign under the guidance of Jose Mourinho, has insisted that it was a win of champions, as the Blues close in on the title.
The goalkeeper continued by saying: “We were not good enough in the first half and we knew it. It was not the way to win the game and we didn’t have enough of the ball to cause danger for them. They were not under pressure, it was actually the opposite way. In the second half we started in a completely different way.
“Was it a win of champions? Yes it was. We had 45 minutes to turn things around and we found it, which is a different story from last season.”
Cech deserves a big move
There's no doubt about it, Cech is right: Chelsea are entering a new era, however the Blues shot-stopper may not be involved in it.
Ultimately, after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois, who previously spent three seasons out on loan at La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid, Cech has failed to maintain his place in the club's starting XI, often finding himself on the bench.
However, despite approaching the latter stages of his career, the 'keeper is still recognised as one of the best in world football, so deserves a big move this summer. One thing's for sure, if he does call it time on his Stamford Bridge career, he will leave west London as a club-legend.
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