Cech warns Chelsea players that inexperience is no excuse for under-performing in Club World Cup. This is Chelsea’s first ever Club World Cup tournament and The Blues are under immense pressure to perform as they are favorites to win the title. Also, in the last 5 years, the winners have all been European clubs.
“It’s easy to say: ‘I’m new and young, so I’m looking away from it.’ [But] everybody is responsible and has to help the team get out of the situation,” Cech told reporters.
“You can use different words but it’s not about how many times you start with the F-words. It’s not about that. It’s about people who should feel the responsibility for the situation and recognize a responsibility to get out of it.”
“You don’t need the armband to feel more responsibility,” added the 30-year-old. “It’s the same for any player: everybody relies on you. You are the one who tries to help people through the difficult periods. Especially young and new players who haven’t been through that situation before.
“This is where your experience can count and you can try to help them. It’s not about shouting and screaming, or even harsh words. It’s about finding the right balance to remind people where they are, or what you want to achieve, and what we should do to improve.
“But really you just need to find the right way to do it and as soon as we started playing better again and got better results, you could see the confidence in the younger players rising higher, faster.
“Now we want to take the games where we’ve played very well into this tournament and, if we have success here, we can take it into the Premier League.”