Having worked under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, Petr Cech knows exactly how tough it is to face any team managed by the Portuguese.
Ahead of Saturday’s game at Manchester United, the goalkeeper is expecting a tight encounter - but knows exactly how we must approach it.
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“It is another six-point game,” Cech told Arsenal Player. “We drew the match against Spurs and there is a little gap between us and Liverpool, so you want to make sure that you stay very close and that every time they drop points, you are ready to take advantage.
“With United, they are behind us, so to leave them [further] behind is one aim and the second thing is to stay near the top, within touching distance of everyone else.
“If United want to think about closing the gap and having a chance to fight for the title, they need the three points.
“It is a big game for both teams and they will try to give themselves a chance, and we have to be ready to adapt to their way of playing. As the match goes, you want to impose your game and control what is happening.
“It is always a big game, regardless of the positions of both teams in the table but this time I think it could be a really significant win for us and a really significant loss for them.”
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