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 we
found our chances. Then we hit the crossbar and we finally got a goal. In
the second half we knew we needed a second for the result and obviously we
had a great goalscorer today in form and we know that when we score goals
that everything is easier. At the back we were magnificent.
He scores goals when we need him. He is a real handful when we need to
play. What you want from your striker is to score goals and he has been
scoring goals which is fantastic.
on the importance of the win…
Well it is a massive win for us, the club, the supporters and for the
future 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 good
team like Olympiacos and away [from home]... we knew winning the game was
not 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 our
game, if we have a great team performance and great indiviudal performances then
we will have a chance, and we did say exactly that. The first goal was
important because going 1-0 ahead, they knew that one goal would not
take us through and were holding back as one goal can kill the game for
Them. So there was pressure from both sides and we managed to get the
better side of that pressure ourselves. The second goal was obviously
an important point in the game and we knew that we would be able to do
on Giroud going down with an injury…
He was saying he would be OK, he just needed a moment because he had a
pain in the intial moment but we were positive he would come back. The
second goal and the penalty is a great moment for him because he has been
absolutely brilliant all season and we needed him because this was a
on Arsenal’s consistency of qualifying…
They are very experienced in qualifying and it helps but I have to say we
had to put the hard work in and a team effort and we were solid in the
first two games in very difficult position but today we showed we deserved
to go through.
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