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Cech happy to adapt to change

by Michelle Fortune , 26 November 2012

Petr Cech is happy to adapt to life under Rafael Benitez because he wants nothing more than to play for Chelsea and he has warned his team-mates they must do the same.


Cech has seen seven managers come and go in his time at Stamford Bridge but, while fans have become accustomed to owner Roman Abramovic's lack of patience, the sacking of Roberto di Matteo has angered many supporters and Benitez was left in no doubt as to their feelings as he took his place in the dugout against Manchester City on Sunday.

While fans are struggling to adapt to the change, Cech insists he has no issue getting used to a new manager because his only concern is keeping his place in the team.

"You adapt or you're out. It's as simple as that," Cech declared when asked if he was finding it hard to adapt to a new manager.

"You're here to play, you're here to do what the club and manager wants you to do. If you don't like it, you can leave.

"I'm here to play, I want to play so I do everything I can straight away so that the manager has no option but to put me in goal.

"That's the way I work and is the way it works for everybody because, if you stay sad and don't do the right things, you can end up on the bench and you're not playing and it will be even more disappointing.

"As a player, you need to do the right thing all the time."

The goalless draw against City has left Chelsea five points behind leaders Manchester United and they face tricky games against Fulham, West Ham and Sunderland before next month's Club World Cup in Japan.

"We know we now have two derbies which are very difficult games," Cech added.

"Before we take off for Japan, we need to get as many points to be in a good position because, obviously, we will be away, there will be a difference between games played, and the table will look different.

"The calendar will be really stretched and heavy for us, with a lot of games, so we need to be in the best position possible when we come back from Japan."

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