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Petr Cech says Manchester City need to start building a team

Alagappan V
1.37K   //    22 Jul 2013, 18:08 IST

Petr Cech admits his position is not safe with the arrival of Mark Schwarzer

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes Manchester City must start building a team instead of just spending money to be considered as a serious contender in all competitions.

City have spent £ 97.6 million in this summer transfer window for buying four players- Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Alvara Negredo and Stevan Jovetic.

Cech said: “Money has never won anything. You can spend as much as you want but you must build a team first.

“Yes, City have huge competition for every place. They have a new manager, new expectations and new motivations.

“And if they build a team they will be a tough opponent and rival for us in the Champions League and for the Premier League title.

Arsenal’s spell without trophies is too long, they want to prove their critics wrong. Tottenham were on the edge of going into the Champions League, they’ll want to keep their challenge up.

Manchester United are the champions. And Manchester City have spent money to challenge. That’s the reality of the situation.”

On Jose Mourinho’s declaration that John Terry’s position is not safe with the club anymore, the 31-year-old admitted that his position is far from certain too.

He added: “I’m not protected either, I’m the same as everybody else.


“Mark has come in now and he is a fantastic goalkeeper. He has played at various World Cups with Australia and many, many games in the Premier League – so he is a great choice by the manager.

“And, for me, I know I have to keep my standards high if I want to play.”

Source: The Sun

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