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Chelsea’s Cech Loves Ronaldo

Despite saving Cristiano Ronaldo’s spot kick in the European Cup final penalty shoot out, Petr Cech was on the losing side in Moscow after Edwin Van der Sar saved Chelsea’s sixth penalty taken by Nicolas Anelka.

Unlike his captain, John Terry, who bawled like a baby, Cech was able to put a hold on the waterworks. “I was on the verge of tears at the end of the game in Moscow but managed to keep it together,” he said.

Cech’s national side, the Czech Republic, are in the same group as Ronaldo’s Portugal, with both being favourites to go through. Their respective victories over Switzerland and Turkey on the opening day of the tournament show it is likely that the top spot will be decided when their teams play against each other.

After defeat in the European Cup final, Cech is hoping for a different outcome the next time he plays against Ronaldo. “Now I have another match against Ronaldo and he’ll be the main man for Portugal,” he said. “But hopefully this time I will be celebrating.”

Chelsea’s goalkeeper continued to lavish praise on our young winger, claiming that Ronaldo is the best player in the World at the moment.

“He didn’t look tired during the match in Moscow, unfortunately,” Cech said. “He played with great appetite and motivation. It was obvious he is also physically in good shape and the large number of big games he’s played hasn’t affected him. The match was physically demanding for everyone with players suffering from cramps. But Ronaldo kept running right up to the last minute and then had 14 days to get ready for the tournament. If I had to pick one player who would deserve the Ballon D’Or or a similar award this season, it would be him.”


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6 Comments

  1. RedAddict says:

    Peter Cech can go on my Chelsea respect list, along with Essien and Carvalho.

  2. n667 says:

    donno why each time somethin bout ronaldo is bein posted , i have a bad taste in my mouth nw, the kinda i hav bout rvn or heinze , i know he’s a far cry from gettin transferred , but the love tht i had for him as a utd plyr has diminished!

  3. Id says:

    Carvalho? Respectful?

  4. john schembri says:

    i understand the feeling and share it to some degree. But let’s keep things in perspective. Real Madrid have been incredibly persistent and rude. The Boy is probably ill-advised by many around him who are close and dear; the money being discussed is absolutely silly and the media have created an absolute monster of a bandwagon. Let’s all do the proper United thing – remain UNITED and BELIEVE. After all is said and done, no-one, and absolutely no-one is biger than United. So if he does leave, we thank him for the memories and move on, with love and respect in our hearts. Then we just say; The King id Dead!! Hail the King!! Long Live the Next King!! United – there is only one ……..

  5. Reds of Manchester says:

    Guys, i actually is a victim of the media. I seriously do not believe real madrid will spend that amt of money and wages on him. If they don’t win anything next season then they are gonna made alot of losses. Even gary said recently, all those quotes are from media and none really from his mouth himself. Of all papers, ronaldo spoke to terra so called a respectable football news site. I think all the media just want to post the news to earn more money! Until ronaldo comes out and say, YES I WANT TO LEAVE UTD AND GO TO REAL MADRID, i’m not going to believe a single bulls*** on those papers.

  6. Reds of Manchester says:

    Guys, i actually think ronaldo is a victim of the media. I seriously do not believe real madrid will spend that amt of money and wages on him. If they don’t win anything next season then they are gonna made alot of losses. Even gary said recently, all those quotes are from media and none really from his mouth himself. Of all papers, ronaldo spoke to terra so called a respectable football news site. I think all the media just want to post the news to earn more money! Until ronaldo comes out and say, YES I WANT TO LEAVE UTD AND GO TO REAL MADRID, i’m not going to believe a single bulls*** on those papers.

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