& # 39; I am proud of the way I played today & # 39 ;: Petr Cech reflects on his final appearance after putting up gloves and insists that he has not yet decided whether he will return to Chelsea because the club will offer him his role as sports director
- Petr Cech played his last professional match for Arsenal in a defeat against Chelsea
- His former side won 4-1 in the Europa League final but Cech made several big saves
- The veteran stop is set to return to Stamford Bridge as sports director
- He insisted that he did not know his future and will decide when he leaves Arsenal
Petr Cech insisted that he & # 39; not regret & # 39; had a good show after producing, despite Arsenal losing 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final in what would become his last professional match.
In January, the experienced goalkeeper announced his intention to retire at the end of the season after winning 16 trophies during his career.
Cech was surprisingly selected to start the final, despite being the back-up for Bernd Leno for most of the season, but despite justifying his selection, he admitted that he was frustrated about the end of the season without a trophy .
Petr Cech was & # 39; proud & # 39; on his last match for Arsenal in the Europa League final against Chelsea
The experienced goalkeeper produced several great saves, but could not prevent a defeat
Cech told BT Sport: & I am proud of myself. I'm just as proud of the way I played today. When you play your last game in the final and there is a lot of pressure, a lot of speculation, everything about Chelsea, I had to act and I have to say that I did everything so that I can look back and not regret today.
& # 39; Apart from the fact that we have worked so hard all year round and in the end we have nothing. I think it is something that this group of players does not deserve.
& # 39; Because behind the scenes, the technical staff, the people who come every day, they cannot see behind the scenes how much work has been done this season. It is easy to say that we end up empty handed, but I can assure everyone who supports us, the work we have done during the season will come next season and this team will be much stronger. & # 39;
Cech enjoyed a trophy-laden career at Chelsea and can return as a sports director
Cech was adamant that he would wait for his Arsenal contract to expire on June 30 before making a final decision about his future after the game.
& # 39; I kept saying, this is the most disappointing thing. You keep telling everyone that I want to lift the trophy and sit down and think. Until June 30, I am still an Arsenal player, until that time I will not decide on anything. & # 39;
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