Cech on Chelsea and the title race

Petr Cech was understandably deflated after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat against his old club - especially after the goalkeeper gifted Chelsea their third goal with a rare miskick.

Petr spoke straight after the game. Read on for his post-match comments:

on the game…
I thought that first half we did pretty well, but obviously they had their first chance and they managed to tap in the rebound which gave them confidence and this is what they needed because they could close the space and wait for the counter-attack. They are dangerous on the counter-attack, but we didn’t allow them to have many chances. Second half we felt that we were still in the game, that we could come out second half and score the equaliser and then to see what we can do. Unfortunately the next goal came for them, and then obviously the third one. I gifted them the third one. It’s a shame.

on wasting our own chances…
Of course. If you look at efficiency, they created three chances, they put two of them in the back of the net. Obviously I don’t count the third one, it came after a mistake. But we had some chances and normally we score one, which makes the difference in a game like that.

on whether that’s the end of our title hopes…
We are still mathematically in but obviously we are a long way behind. We need to make sure that we win our next games and we need to now win pretty much every game if we want to hope, so let’s see how we go.

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