Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that long-time rivals Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho share only one thing in common: a winning mentality. The Czech star played for both managers during his trophy-laden career and has now opened up about how the duo compare to each other.
Cech, 34, made his name in English football under Mourinho at Chelsea, winning back-to-back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006. More recently, however, he has been Arsenal's number one, as the North London giants seek to win their first Premier League crown since 2004.
"They are different but there is one thing they have in common and that is they don't like defeats," the Arsenal goalkeeper said in an interview with Guinness World Records.
"And I think this is the driving force behind the success of both of them. Because you cannot last for such a long time if you don't have the commitment and the hunger and if you are not doing everything to avoid defeat."
The Arsenal star has been recognised by Guinness World Records for holding the most clean sheets in the Premier League. However, Cech revealed that the most satisfying save of his career came in Chelsea's Champions League win in 2012. "This must be one of those saves you always remember," Cech explained.
On the flip side, Cech admitted that the most memorable game of his career was his Arsenal debut against Chelsea in the 2015 Community Shield, which the Gunners won 1-0. "This is something that I will always remember, that feeling. It was a special game and the reception from both fans and everything," the Arsenal goalkeeper said. "I didn't know what to expect, I was very nervous. And in the end it was one game where I came home thinking, 'Yes that was fantastic."'