Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper has been enjoying the benefits of a night off, Back of the Net report...
Petr Cech has won plaudits for his energetic performance at the breakfast table this morning, easing the pressure on Arsene Wenger for picking David Ospina against Olympiakos.
“I have to admit at the time I was pretty keen to play in a make-or-break European clash rather than watching David [Ospina] juggling our hopes like a drunk trying to find his Oyster card on a night bus, but this morning has proved the gaffer completely correct,” Cech told FFT, licking crumbs from his lips.
“It’s a manager’s job to see the bigger picture and Wenger had my poaching hand in mind when other bosses would have thought only of maintaining their Champions League campaign.
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“It’s no exaggeration to say that I owe this bowl of cereal, two expertly poached eggs and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice to Arsene. I can only hope he benches me for the Bayern game so I’m fresh for taking the car to its MOT the next morning.”
However, just a matter of two miles away, it was a very different story for Ospina, whose usually impeccable breakfast was marred by uncharacteristic spillages.
“David will be the first to admit that he didn’t have the greatest breakfast,” Ospina’s wife Jesica Sterling admitted to FFT.
“You could see the fatigue from last night took its toll on his toast; he barely had it in him to adequately spread the butter. He's used to having a lot more time to prepare mentally and physically for such an important meal.
“But even so, it was still a creditable performance until, under very little pressure, he dropped his cup of coffee.”