Former Liverpool boss Graeme Souness has defended Petr Cech after his unfortunate debut for us against West Ham United, and backed the 33-year-old to prove he’s still one of the best throughout the season, Sky Sports reports.
Cech was caught in no man’s land for the first goal, and just how the second shot beat him from that distance was baffling to many in the stands.
Billed as the player who will transform us into genuine title challengers, Cech certainly got off to the worst possible start at the weekend.
However, Souness is adamant that the four-time Premier League winner cannot be written off after one game.
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“Don’t judge him after one game,” Souness said while doing his punditry duties with Sky Sports.
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“Arsenal will not be far away again, Petr Cech will still be one of the best goalkeepers in the world come the end for [sic] the season, and he will prove that.”
Given that Cech very rarely makes high-profile errors, perhaps the pressure of being our only major signing and the fact that he was hailed as the man to lead us to our first title in over a decade got to him.
Cech’s experience will certainly allow him to bounce back from the disappointment, though there were other alarming aspects of our game against West Ham.
With another London derby looming large, there can be no time to feel sorry for ourselves.