Cech says Chelsea players not afraid
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has stated that the returning Jose Mourinho will only consider his first season back at Stamford Bridge a success if he wins a trophy and finishes in the top two of the Premier League.
The Portuguese player is nurturing the egos and boosting the self confidence of the players in their tour of the Far East for pre-season and the Czech international has stated that there is absolutely no fear of failure among the players.
Cech stated that if there is fear among players, then it is not worth coming back and one might as well as stay on holiday. He admitted that it is a waste of time and energy adding that there is nothing to fear and if they fail, they will and there is nothing to do except come back stronger in the following season.
Petr Cech admitted that all the players are confident and they are willing to have a go at all the major prizes this season and if they fail, they will fail because failure is a part of football and life as well. However, he admitted that ultimately the team needs to win something if they want to progress from last season for this season to be termed a success.
He mentioned that progression means doing better than last season, first and foremost in the Premier League and in the UEFA Champions League as well because they got knocked out too early in the competition and that is not ideal for a team of their caliber.
The Chelsea number stated that there is great balance in the team with a mixture of youth and experience in the players and Petr Cech is hopeful that the bunch of players Chelsea have this season should do well enough in all competitions.