Petr Cech was the man of the match against Bayern Munich on Friday night, as he made several outstanding saves to keep the Bavarians out until they finally equalised with the last kick of the match.
There has been a lot of talk about Thibaut Courtois being the future Chelsea goalkeeper, but it is difficult in the near future with Petr Cech in this kind of a form. Cech joined Chelsea in 2004 for £7 million and it seems like a bargain compared to the £30 million paid by Juventus for Gianluigi Buffon.
Cech has been one of the consistent and best goalkeepers in the world in the last decade. You also have to remember that he is at a disadvantage compared to other goalkeepers because of the protective headgear he is wearing.
Against Bayern Munich, he showed why he is still the best in the world. He came within 10 seconds of single-handedly helping Chelsea win the UEFA Super Cup. I recommend you to watch this video especially from 1:05.
After the match, Cech said:
“The only thing that was missing was five seconds, because Bayern scored with the last kick of the game and then they held their nerve for the penalty shoot-out.
“To concede in the last seconds is really hard to take but overall I think it was a great game from both teams.”
Kudos, Petr Cech – the best goalkeeper in the world. Period.