Cech considering retirement

31 Mar

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed that he may call time on his international career following Euro 2016.


Arsenal: Cech considering retirementArsenal: Cech considering retirement

Cech has been an integral part of the set-up for the Czech Republic since 2002 and earned the ‘Goalkeeper of the TournamentÂ’ gong for his exploits at Euro 2004.

The 33-year-old signed for Chelsea in 2004 before moving on to Arsenal at the start of this term, and is still regarded as one of the top stoppers in the Premier League.

However, the keeper has admitted it may be time to end his international career after the upcoming major tournament as he looks to fully commit to the Gunners cause.

Cech said: “I’m turning thirty-four and it’s time for me to consider it.

“The other day I thought, ‘isnÂ’t it time after fourteen years on the national team to think about bringing this chapter of your life to a close?Â’

“Though it’s too early to say, I’m counting on the possibility. After all, I’m not getting any younger.

“The less I have to travel around and play for the national team, the higher the probability that I’ll be able to retain my focus at Arsenal.

“You eventually reach a point in your career when it becomes time to come to a halt and choose a new direction, that point will come after the Euros.”

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