5 Skills That Goalkeepers Can Learn From Petr Cech
Petr Cech is one of the best goalkeepers ever to grace the professional game.
He is a 4-time winner of the Barclay's Premier League, a 4-time FA Cup champion, and a UEFA Champions League and Europa Cup winner with Chelsea Football Club just to name a few of his titles.
There are few better in the game to learn from, and here are 5 skills that make him one of the all-time greats.
1. Commanding Presence
At 6' 5" tall and a wingspan twice as big, there are few in the game that command the 18-yard box as well as Petr Cech, but being big isn't the only way you can dominate your area.
Cech is a vocal leader, constantly organizing his defense, shouting words of encouragement, and instilling belief in his teammates, so start shouting positive messages to your crew on the field.
2. Supreme Shot-Blocking
With his massive wingspan, cat-like reflexes, and sustained athleticism, Cech is quite brilliant when it comes to smothering and stopping shots.
He has a fantastic knack for getting a palm to the most vicious of drives on goal, and is notorious for taking the sting out of shots, all young players should start to cultivate the strong and safe hands that Cech has.
3. Astute Reader of The Game
One of the skills that makes Cech such a solid goalkeeper, is his ability to read the game and sniff out danger before it can manifest inside his penalty area.
Cech is a true student of the game, who studies his opposition before every match, always keeping one step ahead of the other team's strikers, so always be prepared.
4. Great Distribution
As a great reader of the game, Cech knows when and how best to distribute the ball to his teammates, whether it's pinging a ball 70 yards to start a counter attack to Alexis Sanchez, or rolling it out smoothly into the path of Hector Bellerin.
Arsenal's no. 1 knows when and how to properly provide quality service from his hands and feet, making him one of the most assured distributors in the game.
5. Heart of a Champion
Cech has darn near won it all, as the long time Chelsea goalie, and now plying his trade for Arsenal Football Club, there are few in the game that are better at displaying the heart of a champion.
Cech never gives up, never stops working, never stops learning, he knows what it takes to reach the very highest pinnacles of the game, and all players can learn a lot by how he conducts himself on and off the pitch.