Cech: Draw was fair result

Petr Cech admits Galatasaray were full value for a 1-1 draw with Chelsea, with the home support playing their part in securing a positive result.

Last Updated: 27/02/14 at 17:15 Post Comment

Petr Cech: Hoping Chelsea can see off Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge

Petr Cech: Hoping Chelsea can see off Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Chelsea arrived in Istanbul on Wednesday hoping to establish a foothold in their UEFA Champions League last-16 encounter.

Their evening started brightly, with Fernando Torres firing the Blues into an early lead.

Jose Mourinho's side were unable to build on that opener, though, and saw Galatasaray play their way back into the tie.

They levelled after the interval through Aurelien Chedjou, and Cech concedes that the two sides deserve to head for Stamford Bridge all square.

The Czech goalkeeper wrote on his personal website: "After how the match went, the draw is fair.

"We are now in a position where we will go through with any win, but Galatasaray showed their strength and nothing is decided yet.

"We had a lot of counter attacks which we could have done better with and gone 2-0 up. It's a pity we didn't do that.

"In the first half we played aggressively, we did a lot of running and maybe we ran out of energy because of that.

"Suddenly we were not in control and we had to defend a lot as Galatasaray came to life with the help of their fans."

Gala's loyal fan base certainly made themselves heard, with Cech praising them for generating the best atmosphere he has ever experienced.

He added: "The atmosphere was infernal. The loudest I have experienced in my career.

"It was an incredible roar. When they started to boo or whistle, you could really feel it. Sometimes they were throwing coins and lighters but they didn't hit me, fortunately.

"The fans really are huge for Galatasaray. It's not easy to play there because they push their team forward enormously."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company