“I feel that every game I played, I played on the level I was required to be. It was very positive for me and it gave me the reassurance that I’m ready to play and I want to play, so let’s see what’s going to happen at the end of the season. I have no plans yet and as soon as the season is over, I’ll look to the future and just see what I want to decide. I feel that I’m fit and ready to play and I don’t want to lose time on the bench.”
Petr Cech was talking to a media outfit prior to Chelsea’s post-season Australian tour taking place next month. The 32 year-old shot-stopper’s future at the club has been under speculations, as he has been limited in playing time. He has only appeared 6 times this season in the EPL, and has come out to question the coach’s decision to make him second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois this season. Courtois returned to the side this season after a 3-season loan at La Liga outfit, Atletico Madrid, and has been preferred to the Czech international in between the sticks ever since.
Cech has declared his intention not to be on bench next season, and could be out of Stamford bridge for a fee of 10 million pounds. PSG, Monaco and Arsenal are leading in the race for the keeper’s signature who is yet to make a decision as to where his next destination is. The club have already given him the go-ahead to leave, and are in search for a replacement second-choice goalie. Cech has his family settled in London, and could prefer Arsenal to France. First team action is guaranteed at all the bidding clubs, but the salary structure differs. The veteran keeper joined the pensioners in 2004, and was in great form as they enjoyed a varying level of success.