Europa League Final: Cech Questions Arsenal’s Mentality Ahead Of Chelsea Clash



Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech, has said Chelsea’s approach to winning at all costs, differs from the lack of pressure placed upon players to perform at the Emirates.

After a trophy-laden 11-year spell at Stamford Bridge, the 37-year-old swapped west for North London in the summer of 2015.

The goalkeeper has only won one FA Cup during his time at Arsenal, ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final against his former club.

The match in Baku will mark the final game of Cech’s illustrious career and he admitted it took time to adapt to the different atmosphere within the Arsenal dressing room created by Arsene Wenger.

“It will sound strange but I think generally at Arsenal there is not enough pressure.

“Arsene is a real gentleman. As much as he hates losing, he stays a gentleman. If you lose, you win, you lose, you win, he kind of carries on. That’s something I’ve never experienced before.

“At Chelsea, at the times when we drew, it felt like a funeral in the dressing room. It was so bad.

“If we drew against a big team at home, it was like, ‘Oh no, it is impossible we didn’t win at home’. It came from everywhere: the players, the coach. Since the start when I was there, the pressure was there every game,” Cech told Standard Sport.

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