Cech delight at clean-steet

29 April 2009 07:19
Chelsea keeper Petr Cech refused to take all the credit for his side's excellent goalless draw at Barcelona.[LNB] The Blues became the first side to keep a clean-sheet at the Camp Nou this season as they played out a 0-0 draw in the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final.[LNB]Forwards Lionel Messi, Thierry Henry and Samuel Eto'o had scored 90 goals between them in all competitions this season but Chelsea's terrific defensive discipline kept them at bay.[LNB]Cech made fantastic saves from Henry, Daniel Alves, Alexander Hleb, and Eto'o to give Guus Hiddink's men a great chance to reach their second successive Champions League final.[LNB]Cech, though, was quick to highlight the display of stand-in left-back Jose Bosingwa, who had to mark Messi.[LNB]"I think the biggest compliment should go to Jose because I think it was the second time in his life that he played at lef-back and it was against Messi," he said.[LNB]"But you couldn't see Messi on the pitch today. John Terry was also fantastic and I have to say so were all the other guys because it is not easy to come here and deal with all their attacking threat.[LNB]"But John was the leader of the back four and was brilliant. It is the first time we have got a clean sheet here but it is also the first time we haven't scored.[LNB]"The tie is still open but I think we can reproduce the same defensive work at home and we can always score goals at Stamford Bridge.[LNB]"Of course they have the best attack in the world, so it still stays 50-50.[LNB]"We just had to stay organised and everyone had to put in great effort for the individual and tactical work.[LNB]"As a team we had a great effort and we were rewarded with a clean sheet. But it was a pity that we had two good chances that could have been a goal. The goal would have been better but 0-0 is still a positive result.[LNB]"We wanted to stop them playing and then put them under pressure with our possession, which in the first half we didn't really do."[LNB]

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