Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hailed Petr Cech for bouncing back from a poor performance last weekend against Brighton after picking up his 200th Premier League clean sheet today against Watford, as reported by Goal.
Cech played a key role in both of the goals last weekend against Brighton but he responded brilliantly today, saving a second-half penalty from Troy Deeney.
Deeney has criticised the club in the past so it was undoubtedly pleasing for the Gunners to get one over the Watford striker.
He became the first goalkeeper to get 200 top flight clean sheets in the Premier League, setting the record in memorable fashion.
Arsenal claimed a much-needed victory and it was Cech who picked up the man of the match award as a result of a superb all-round performance to preserve the clean sheet for his side against Watford.
Wenger spoke about the situation of Cech and how much he salutes him:
I believe in two weeks, his situation shows how football is. In one week he goes from hell to heaven, and that’s how life can be. But I like both situations, because in the first he showed a lot of humility and responsibility, and a record like that witnesses a lot of motivation and a huge degree of intelligence.
You don’t last so long in the game if you’re not intelligent.
He continued and went on to praise Cech’s consistency in the Premier League.
When you look what he has achieved, consistency is always the most difficult in life.