Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has told Chelsea TV that he’s ready whenever he’s needed by Jose Mourinho.
There has been speculation over Cech’s future this season, with Liverpool thought to be interested in him, after Mourinho installed Belgian Thibaut Courtois as the club’s number one at the start of the campaign.
However, the Czech has offered Blues fans a message of commitment, revealing he’s fully committed to the cause, without mentioning anything about a possible exit.
“You need to use your focus and concentrate on every situation. You need to keep working whether you're playing or not playing,” he told Chelsea TV.
“I feel fit, I'm ready. Every time the manager points at me to say I can have a go I will try to make the most of it.”
“We have a squad where everyone is very competitive and you can use everyone, which is great for the manager.”
Cech could have approached his current status at Chelsea one of two ways.
Firstly, he could have taken it the wrong way and pushed hard for a move away from the club because he’s only 32-years-old and has arguably his best years ahead of him.
Secondly, and it’s the option he seems to have chosen, he could have got his head down and worked hard to be a role model for Courtois as well as providing the Blues with world class back up in goal when they need it.
There is still over two weeks left to go in the current transfer window but Mark Schwarzer’s recent move to Leicester City would make it remarkable if the club subsequently moved on Cech as well.
If anything, the increased competition and determination of Cech to wrestle back that number one status at Chelsea will only work in the club’s favour.