Cech hoping for 'a long cycle' of success

16 May 2010 09:39
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech hopes the club's league and cup double this season kick-starts "a long cycle" of success in West London.[LNB] Didier Drogba's free-kick sank Portsmouth in Saturday's FA Cup final at Wembley as Carlo Ancelotti's side added that trophy to the Barclays Premier League, which they wrapped up in style with an 8-0 win over Wigan.[LNB]They celebrated with a open-top bus parade on Sunday, and Cech told Sky Sports News: "I hope this is the first achievement of a long cycle, that we will able to defend the title and compete every year to win the double.[LNB]"As well, you can't forget there is still the Champions League missing for this club. I can see this club going forward again, this is a massive moment and it can give us a lot of confidence for next year."[LNB]Looking back over the season, the Czech Republic international added: "Throughout the season there were so many things going on - we were eight points clear, we dropped that, we had to win at Old Trafford to win the title.[LNB]"We survived many difficulties, we managed to go through it and we won the double."[LNB]The normally reserved Ancelotti led the assembled Chelsea fans in song, backed by skipper John Terry.[LNB]Drogba had earlier, bizarrely, been seen sporting a bra on the bus' front seat - presumably a reference to the "two cups" won by the club.[LNB]Winger Florent Malouda said: "A moment like that where you celebrate, that's what it is all about - winning trophies and winning titles and celebrating with all the fans.[LNB]"You have been working so hard from pre-season and now, look, we have won trophies."[LNB]Midfielder Joe Cole added: "This is always a lovely day for the fans and I'm so pleased for everyone - the players, the staff and fans - we deserve everything we got this year. It's an incredible season."[LNB]But the England star, out of contract this summer, would not be drawn on his future.[LNB]"My focus is the World Cup now," he said. "I've got an opportunity to go to South Africa, I want to go there and I want to play, so that's where my full focus has to be.[LNB]"I'm going away with England Wednesday, so I'll spend time with my family, and I'm 100% focused on going to the World Cup."[LNB]

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