Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he likes putting players under pressure and close them down when they come in close proximity so as to make it difficult for them to take a clean shot. The Czech Republic international has won multiple titles during his time in Chelsea, including four league titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League.
He came to the Premier League in 2004 and in the course of his stay has played against the best forwards in the world while keeping clean sheets. He broke the record for the cleanest sheets by a goalkeeper in the Premier League earlier this season and is set to retain his position as Arsenal's first choice goalkeeper in the upcoming season.
The 33-year-old has had some memorable games in his first season at the Emirates but failed to lead the side to a Premier League title, with the Gunners' profligacy in front of their opposition's goal the main reason behind their failure to sustain a title challenge. However, the manager will be hoping that he can have a greater impact in the upcoming season, especially with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City expected to put in a better shift with managerial changes at length confirmed at the clubs.
"There are many ways you can intimidate people during a game," Cech told Arsenal's official website. "With your aggression is one way, but nobody likes to have no time. You press them all the time and put them under pressure. Any player that has time and feels comfortable to control the ball and play, obviously can play much better.
"If you don't give them the time and put them under pressure, then it becomes much more difficult. I try to find ways not to give people the chance to feel comfortable in a situation when they face me, then it means they might not get a goal.
"You have to believe in yourself. You have to believe that what you are doing is the right way when you go to the game and you are ready."