Cech content with 'big win'

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech felt his side were always capable of seeing off Steaua Bucharest in the UEFA Europa League to advance to the quarter-finals but was relieved to get the job done.

Last Updated: 15/03/13 at 08:44 Post Comment

Petr Cech: Content with Chelsea's progress in Europa League

Petr Cech: Content with Chelsea's progress in Europa League

More of the games that matter

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

Fernando Torres and John Terry scored in the second half at Stamford Bridge - Torres also missed a penalty when he hit the bar - after an equaliser just before half-time from Vlad Chiriches had cancelled out Juan Mata's opener.

At the break Chelsea trailed 2-1 in the tie, having been beaten in Romania, but they showed their qualities to eventually seal a place in tomorrow's quarter-final draw.

Cech said on ITV: "It's a big win because we wanted to qualify for the next round and I don't think this was the stage we wanted to go out of the competition.

"We made it hard for ourselves losing in Bucharest.

"When they made it 1-1 we knew we'd have to score twice but at the weekend we made up a two-goal deficit (against Manchester United in the FA Cup) at Old Trafford, so at half-time we knew we could score the goals."

Cech offered praise for Torres, adding: "He was working hard and took his chance great.

"It was a pity the penalty didn't go in for him but the important thing is we scored three goals so we are happy.

"We are in a stage where every game is like a final for us because we are chasing third spot in the Premier League and we are in the FA Cup and Europa League.

"It's not easy at times but we'll keep fighting."

More of the games that matter

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

nd yet... Jermain Defoe is still going to pronounce himself gobsmacked when he learns he hasn't made the England squad for the Euro qualifiers.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

W

e could release Diaby and then re-sign him when nobody else does and he would literally be like a new signing.

john matrix
The Machine Gossip

W

e pay the living wage, living wage, living wage, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it!!! Wooo ohhhh ooooohh

hump3.
All Premier League Clubs Should Be Paying Living Wage

Footer 365

Roy Hodgson says Harry Kane may miss out on England squad

Roy Hodgson says selecting Tottenham striker Harry Kane for the next England squad is far from a certainty.

Papiss Cisse faces seven-match ban after admitting FA charge

Newcastle's Papiss Cisse faces a seven-match ban after admitting an FA charge relating to Wednesday's spitting incident.

FA charges Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans

The FA have charged Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans over Wednesday's 'spitting' incident.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

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