Cech - I had to keep my composure

Petr Cech
Petr Cech

Petr Cech and Jack Butland spoke to the media after Arsenal's 0-0 Premier League draw at Stoke City.

Here is a transcript of what they said:

Cech on being top of the league…
[We came here and] everyone [outside the club] thought we were going to lose again. We showed everybody that we can compete. In the circumstances we will take a point and move on. We were unlucky in midweek to concede a late goal and today we will take a point. We are in the position we want to be and we now go to the home game and we are ready to compete again.

on his saves…
I was pleased with my contribution because sometimes it can be a tricky game. You try to keep your composure in such conditions. Every pass you make you try to do it perfectly and the players in front of you feel confident and that they can relax. It helps and in the second half I did my best to keep everything out.

Butland on Cech…
His record speaks for itself. What stood out for me, in the first half he had no saves to make but in the second half when we did turn on the pressure he was there when they needed him. That is what [being] a good 'keeper is all about. It is not just the save but it is about relieving the pressure and making them feel comfortable in front of you.


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