Revealed: Petr Cech regrets retiring from football and is aiming to make a big comeback

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard enlisted Petr Cech as an emergency cover for his goalkeepers, despite the availability of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero, who are backup options for Edouard Mendy.

However, this might not be all there is with Cech, that’s according to his former deputy at Chelsea Mark Schwarzer.

Cech retired from the game at age 37, and the 38-year-old is still younger than third choice Caballero who’s 39 and still playing active football.

According to Schwarzer, he had a recent conversation with Cech and the Blues legend admitted that he regrets his early retirement and could consider making a return to the pitch.

“I spoke to him two weeks ago and we were talking about lots of different things, talking about Mendy, Kepa and himself training,” Schwarzer told Optus Sports.

“And he just was saying that he felt so good. He said to me that, had he have known that having time off he would have felt so good, he would have only had six months off and wouldn’t have retired. He actually believes he’s fit enough and strong enough and good enough still to play in the Premier League.

“So it’s an interesting one because he’s caught in two jobs at the moment, he’s Chelsea’s Technical and Performance Advisor and that his number one role.

“But if an opportunity came along that was of interest to him, I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Petr Cech coming back out of retirement and playing somewhere. I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but it would not be a shock to me if that happened.”

Cech is currently working as Chelsea’s Technical and Performance Advisor, and it will be interesting to see what he’d do, if he gets a job offer as a goalkeeper.

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