Europa League: Petr Cech speaks on playing his final game against Chelsea

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Arsenal goalkeeper, Petr Cech, is relishing the prospect of ending his playing career by facing former club Chelsea in the final of the Europa League final in Baku.

Cech, 36, has announced he is retiring at the end of the season.

The legendary goalie will now end his distinguished career against Chelsea where he made 333 appearances in 11 years.

He has been between the sticks throughout Arsenal’s European campaign and helped them seal their place in Baku with a 7-3 aggregate victory over Valencia

He admits it will be a ‘perfect’ end to his career against Chelsea, where he won both the Champions League and Europa League.

“For me it is a perfect way to finish my career with a final and against my ex-team,’ he told BT Sport.

“It’s spectacular for me and I hope to be able to win as well. That’s what I want to do. I want to win the cup for Arsenal and finish my career.”

On his retirement, the veteran goalkeeper added, “You have days when you play well and you think you could continue but I’ve made the decision to retire with a lot of thought.

“I could possibly go on another two years but I’d rather retire too early than too late. I wanted to do it on my terms.

“With all my experience I can compensate for the match rhythm with my preparation.

“The key is always how you prepare in training and I always behave the same whether I am starting or on the bench.

“I always feel confident that I’m ready to play. The last dream was to play this European final and it has come true. Now the dream is to win it.”

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