Cech - We saw this result coming

Petr Cech

Petr Cech faced the media after Arsenal's 3-0 win against Olympiacos in the Champions League. You can read a full transcript below of what he said below:

On the performance...We played really well and we had to make sure we were in the game and wefound our chances. Then we hit the crossbar and we finally got a goal. Inthe second half we knew we needed a second for the result and obviously wehad a great goalscorer today in form and we know that when we score goalsthat everything is easier. At the back we were magnificent. on Giroud… He scores goals when we need him. He is a real handful when we need toplay. What you want from your striker is to score goals and he has beenscoring goals which is fantastic.



on the importance of the win…Well it is a massive win for us, the club, the supporters and for thefuture because it will give us confidence. We wanted to go through and we obviously left it really late but to win this game against a very goodteam like Olympiacos and away [from home]... we knew winning the game wasnot enough, we had to score two goals and we did that. on if anyone could have seen that result coming…Well, we could! We were searching for it and we knew if we played ourgame, if we have a great team performance and great indiviudal performances thenwe will have a chance, and we did say exactly that. The first goal wasimportant because going 1-0 ahead, they knew that one goal would nottake us through and were holding back as one goal can kill the game forThem. So there was pressure from both sides and we managed to get thebetter side of that pressure ourselves. The second goal was obviouslyan important point in the game and we knew that we would be able to doit. on Giroud going down with an injury…He was saying he would be OK, he just needed a moment because he had apain in the intial moment but we were positive he would come back. Thesecond goal and the penalty is a great moment for him because he has beenabsolutely brilliant all season and we needed him because this was abrilliant result. on Arsenal’s consistency of qualifying…They are very experienced in qualifying and it helps but I have to say wehad to put the hard work in and a team effort and we were solid in thefirst two games in very difficult position but today we showed we deservedto go through.


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