English Premiership

Matic 'not happy' about Cech exit

2015-07-21 14:29
Nemanja Matic (Getty)

Cape Town - Despite the deal being publicly backed by both the club's owner and manager, Petr Cech's move to Arsenal has left midfielder Nemanja Matic unhappy.

The Independent report that Nemanja Matic is concerned that Petr Cech recreates his success at new club, Arsenal.

Petr Cech ended his trophy-filled, 11-year stay at Chelsea by signing for Arsenal for a fee of £11 million but only after Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich allowed the Czech goalkeeper to move to a rival club.

Matic is the first player to express his unhappiness about the deal.

“Petr is a great guy and a great keeper." said Matic.

"It is going to be a very important signing for them. I am not happy because of that.

“We know that he is very professional. He is one of the best keepers. I hope this season he does not perform as he did here for 11 years.”

The 26-year-old Serbian midfielder shone for the Blues last season after creating a strong understanding with Cesc Fabregas in the middle of the park.

Matic rejoined Chelsea for a fee of £21 million in January 2014 after being allowed to leave in 2011 in a deal which brought David Luiz to the club from Benfica.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.