Cech Defends Abramovich’s Champions League ‘Obsession’

By on September 27, 2011

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has defended Blues owner Roman Abramovich over his obsession to win the Champions League.

The Russian billionaire is reportedly desperate to win the prestigious European accolade but the Blues stopper claims this is a healthy obsession that all big clubs aspire to achieve.

“Show me a team of the stature of Chelsea, Man United, Real Madrid or Barcelona who is not obsessed with winning the Champions League,” the goalkeeper said.

“If they are not, I’d be surprised why they play in it. Even if you have won it before, you just want to keep winning the Champions League.

“Every season, the ambition is to win the competition. People always use the word ‘obsession’ in a negative way, which I’m amazed by.

“We are not obsessed in the way that, if we don’t win it, we’ll just go and shoot ourselves. That’s not the case.

“We are obsessed with the Champions League because this is a great competition to win.

“In a positive way, we try to search for the victory. I think it’s very good to have this ‘obsession’ because, if you’re not hungry to win, you shouldn’t play.”

Chelsea came close in Champions League glory 2008 when they lost to Manchester United on penalties.

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  1. King Kenny

    September 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Cant blame Roman’s obsession with the Champs League hes won everything else. They’re only 5 behind us 😉

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