'Everyone feels part of it' - Cech excited about Mourinho's Chelsea return

The Blues goalkeeper is thrilled to have the Portuguese back in charge at Stamford Bridge after six years away, explaining the attention to detail that defines his work
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is excited about the return of Jose Mourinho, whose methods he knows will galvanise the club.

The Portuguese is back in charge at Stamford Bridge six years after he left and the Czech Republic international has plenty of praise for the manager's attention to detail.

"He will always make you see what he wants you to see," Cech told The Guardian. "He knows his team, is careful how he manages his players and everyone feels part of it.

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"The work he puts in, all the small details in terms of preparation for the individual players, he is so demanding but everyone is on top of his game whether he is playing or not. It makes people want to work.

"It's the mentality, the wording and the detail he puts into everything. He's a manager who'd rather lose than draw a game," the keeper continued.

"Some would say: 'OK, if you can't win it, just don't lose it,' but, with him, that's not the case. He's all about winning and winning the right way. 'Right' doesn't necessarily mean in a 'great' way, as in a nice way to watch. Sometimes you have to win a game 'ugly'.

"If you play against a team who are really physical you have to find the way to compete. In the Premier League, teams play different styles and it's almost impossible to play 'nice' football but the 'right way' means you are tactically prepared and use the weapons to kill your opponent.

"Sometimes you impose the way you can play and you play football that is beautiful to watch; sometimes it's really scrappy but you still need to win the game to win the title. This is the right way."