'It was very difficult, but we made it look easy'

Petr Cech
Petr Cech

We delivered arguably one of our best away performances in Europe in recent years on Thursday as we beat Napoli 1-0 in Italy.

Aside from one crucial first-half save, Petr Cech was relatively untroubled as we controlled the game to seal our place in the Europa League semi-finals.

Afterwards he spoke to the media and this is what he said:

on the team’s performance…

It was a very difficult game but we made it look easier because we played really well. We controlled the game really well and we defended really well too. We scored the goal which was very important for us and it gave us a big advantage after the first leg. Then we defended really well and created some good opportunities going forward, so we could have scored a second goal.


on how much confidence this will give the side…

Napoli are a fantastic team who always score a lot of goals, especially here at home, so to keep two clean sheets is obviously something [positive]. We’ve done really well and we can be happy with our defensive organisation. We scored in an important moment today and we scored in the first half at home too, which was almost the perfect game in the first leg, so this is something that we want to carry on. Today is a perfect example that when you play as a team and you’re ready and help each other, you will be fine.

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