Legendary Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech named former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney because the hardest opponent he confronted throughout his profession. 37-year-old Cech performed 443 Premier League matches for the Blues and Arsenal, and claimed English titles with the Stamford Bridge facet, whom he additionally helped to elevate the Champions League title in 2012. Requested by Chelsea’s official web site who his hardest rival as a goalkeeper was, he mentioned: “Wayne Rooney. Each time we performed in opposition to United I had to ensure I used to be conscious each time he had the ball as a result of he was very unpredictable and really intelligent.”
“He’s a man who can chase, who can combat, who can run, who’s intelligent along with his shot. He might rating from the midway line, he might try to chip you should you had been too excessive. That was a problem I loved,” he added.
The previous Blues custodian believes the usual of the Premier League has improved considerably during the last decade.
“The league has obtained extra aggressive. After I got here in 2004, in all probability the highest 12 groups had been very robust, with robust squads, after which it could actually rely upon the years for the opposite eight groups. For them it was tougher to usher in worldwide gamers,” Cech mentioned.
“It began altering round 2007, 2008 when the Premier League’s dominance began. You’ll abruptly see worldwide gamers coming to each crew, even promoted groups. The league grew to become a giant attraction. Groups began getting stronger and stronger, and the competitors grew to become tougher and tougher yearly. That has continued to today. It is what makes the Premier League the most effective,” he added.
The Premier League has been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic with no replace concerning the resumption of the continuing season.