Chelsea star reacts to receiving prestigious award, speaks of ‘nice week’

Petr Cech solo

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has had a nice week in an otherwise difficult campaign.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has taken to Twitter to express his joy at what has been an excellent week for the Czech Republic number one.

More than 15 weeks after the 2013-14 season finished, the 32-year-old can add another trophy to his cabinet after finally receiving the prestigious Golden Glove award.

Cech was superb during Jose Mourinho’s first campaign back in charge at Stamford Bridge as he kept 16 clean sheets in the Premier League – joint-best with Arsenal shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny.

Away from the Blues, Cech also has reason to be happy on the international scene as he captained the Czech Republic to an extremely important victory over the Netherlands in their recent Euro 2016 qualifier.

After missing out on the World Cup, France 2016 represents an excellent opportunity for the Czechs to bounce back, and the 2-1 victory over the Dutch will give them a huge boost ahead of tricky ties against Turkey and Iceland.

Regardless of what appears to be an excellent few days for Cech, this season overall in contrast has been a challenging one for former Rennes man after losing his place in the team to the impressive Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgian international spent the past three years in the Spanish capital on loan at Atletico Madrid, but Mourinho took the decision during the summer to bring him back and install him as his new number one.

Cech’s professionalism, however, can’t be questioned and whilst basking in his own personal triumph this week, he also wished the best for his teammates for Saturday’s clash at home to Swansea City.

Since joining the club for a transfer fee of £7 million in 2004, Cech has represented the Stamford Bridge outfit 470 times in all competitions, winning the Premier League three times, the FA Cup four times and the Champions League in 2012.

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