By Lloyd Webb
Petr Cech has been impressed by Matt Macey's “positive attitude” to learning the art of goalkeeping.
The young stopper was on the Arsenal bench for six consecutive matches as David Ospina recovered from a shoulder injury.
Cech has worked closely with Macey in recent weeks and says he must continue to work hard if he is to develop into a first-team player.
“One thing that is very positive is Matt is very into the work and is willing to improve, to learn and take information on board and understand what it takes to be in the first team,” Cech told Arsenal Player.
"Football is about small details and you can help people do better"
“That is very important because being a part of the first team is one thing but staying there and continuing to develop is another. He is constantly willing to improve and learn and this gives him a chance to get better and to stay in the first team.
“When you are young, you want everything to happen quickly and certain things that don’t go perfectly or go your way can put you off a little bit. But the older players have the job to let the younger ones know that everything takes time and to keep working and it will happen.
“In that way it is easy to work with Matt because he has that willingness to work and to improve and, when you see things happening, you can just say to relax this, try to do this or don’t try to do this.
“Just little things that can help people to understand there are ways to do things that are probably better than what they are doing or upgrade what they are doing. Football is about small details and you can help people do better.”
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