Cech not happy playing second fiddle, says Jose
Petr Cech is unhappy after losing the No.1 spot at Chelsea following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois, says Jose Mourinho.
Cech, who has been the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge since his arrival 10 years ago in 2004, was on the bench for the Blues' 3-1 English Premier League victory over Burnley.
While Mourinho feels that there will be ample opportunities for both goalkeepers to represent Chelsea this season, the Portuguese manager had some sympathy for the ousted Czech international.
The 51-year-old said: "Petr Cech is a top professional, he is working as always, behaving as always, being a group man as always, being a Chelsea person as always.
"Is he totally happy? I don't believe so, but it is not (just) him. It is everyone who didn't start the game (at Burnley).
"This period is hard for them, for me, because it is a period with one match per week, so (for the) first three matches, they clearly feel that some are playing more and some don't.
"But (in) September, (there is the) Capital One Cup, Premier League, Champions League, three matches a week, everyone is playing, with rotation, resting and (tactical) decisions - so that is an easier period for them and an easier period for me in the sense of everybody feels much better.
"Now, when there is only one match per week, some are not playing and they feel (it) more, but Petr's behaviour is fantastic, and that is important."
Source: PA Sport