Cech gives his backing to Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has stated that Andre Villas Boas should not be judged until the end of the season, and that he has the drive and ambition to achieve success at Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese coach has had a start-stop time so far in England, and a 3-1 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday has increased the pressure on the tactician after an inconsistent start to his first Premier League campaign.

Despite this, the Czech Republic international has backed his manager to lead the club to success, and feels that it is too early to judge Villas Boas.

“He has brought a different philosophy of football and he tries to do things his way,” Cech told The Daily Star.

“Now we need to wait until the end of the season and then judge – because I think there’s a lot of potential here.

“We’ve shown that many times this season and that we can play good football. Hopefully, this will get even better,” he stated.

Villas Boas’ age has come under scrutiny, as at 34 he is the youngest coach in the English top flight; Cech does not feel this is a problem or issue.

“It comes down to the personality and character. If players are 16 and good enough, then they play.

“And it’s the same with the manager. He came here at the age of 33, not because someone is trying to see a miracle but because everybody knew about his quality,” the stopper concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Cech gives his backing to Andre Villas-Boas

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