Petr Cech has told the BBC how he feels about being dropped by Arsene Wenger in favour of David Ospina in cup competitions (via The Mirror).
Having a first-choice and a cup goalkeeper has become the common practice for almost every team in the Premier League these days.
Arsenal are no exception with Petr Cech playing between the sticks in the Premier League and David Ospina playing in the cup competitions.
Now, Petr Cech has revealed how he feels about the situation considering he has spent much of his career playing in every competition for Chelsea.
“At Chelsea we never decided which competition you play, it was a game by game process,” Cech told the BBC.
“If you kept playing well then you were fit and you didn’t need rest then the manager had his choice to pick the goalkeeper for the competitions.
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“Sometimes I would sit a game out or be on the bench but it would not be decided, ‘You play this competition, you play this competition’.
“I enjoyed that because I love this competition for example, to be involved and play FA Cup games. Any other competition makes it a bit more spicy and special.”
“I had known prior to the season that David would play the FA Cup games. Obviously, I would love to play the competition as well but you have to respect the manager’s decisions.”
It must be strange for Petr Cech to sit on the sidelines during cup competitions after spending so long for Chelsea playing in every match.