It would also, Cech said, be deeply “ironic” that in a year of traumatic
upheaval – with Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo sacked as managers
and Rafael Benítez an unpopular interim with the supporters – Chelsea
could end 2012 on an unprecedented high.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper who has captained Chelsea and is the most senior
player in the absence of the injured pair of John Terry and Frank Lampard —
the latter, however, will travel – claimed it was now the “evolution” of
football that managers do not last long at clubs.
The upheaval, he said, is also worth if it the club is successful.
“Of course it’s not an ideal situation but, on the other hand, you play
football to win things and win trophies so in the end if you manage to have
trophies then this is what gives you satisfaction,” Cech said.
“If you have a rollercoaster year but in the end you keep winning trophies you
are happy. If you ask anyone who has a nice steady year with no major issues
and they win nothing then you don’t look forward to it.”