Cech keen to do it for fans

BY foxsports • April 13, 2011

Speculation about Carlo Ancelotti's future has intensified after the Blues crashed out of the Champions League against Manchester United - a result which will almost certainly see the Blues end the season without a trophy. Only twice during Roman Abramovich's eight-year reign has that happened, and the manager was sacked on both occasions. Cech, though, insists the players cannot afford to worry about matters off the pitch and must focus on finishing as high in the Premier League table as possible. "If we finish second of course the season will not be remembered for trophies but you will at least remember that you finished second with your head up," he said. "We need to go and qualify ourselves to have another go in the Champions League next season." Asked if that would help Ancelotti's cause, Cech added: "We are not only playing for the manager or only for the owner, we are playing for the entire club, which is the supporters - we know who supports the club all over the world - the players and all the staff and everybody involved in Chelsea Football Club. "So it's a big number of people you play for." After falling 1-0 behind at Old Trafford and 2-0 down on aggregate on Tuesday, Chelsea lost Ramires to a second yellow card but briefly gave themselves hope when Didier Drogba equalised - only to concede again seconds later. Cech said: "After the sending off, we came back into the game, we scored a goal. "Of course, it became more difficult to play when down to 10 men than if it stayed at 11. "I think the decisive moment was the second goal because, when we scored the goal, I think you could feel the pressure was on them. "Suddenly, the stadium goes quiet. You can feel the atmosphere was tense and I thought that this was the moment for us to go and try to get the second goal. "But, unfortunately for us, we were thinking too quickly about the second goal and they punished us for that." Cech is surprised as anyone that the season has panned out the way it is, but he insists nobody should take any more blame than anyone else. "We win together, we lose together," he added. "We are in the same boat and we try to guide the boat to the harbour as safely as possible. "It's disappointing, always, if you are a part of a club and you don't win a trophy all season. "After winning a double last season, everybody thought that we were going to defend the titles. "We had a good start to the season and then the season became difficult but we were doing well in the Champions League until those two games against Man United. "I think that we were very unlucky in the first game, but overall I have to say they won both games so they deserved to go through."


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