Petr Cech has warned Greece they will face a fired-up Czech Republic side in tonight’s Euro 2012 Group A clash in Wroclaw.
The Czechs head into the Municipal Stadium meeting knowing they are in danger of becoming the first side to be eliminated from Euro 2012.
Michal Bilek’s squad got their finals off to a terrible start as they fell to a 4-1 defeat against Russia on Friday, and another reverse at the hands of the 2004 winners will leave them with no hope of advancing to the quarter-finals. But Chelsea keeper Cech, 30, says they have learned from the mistakes they made in their tournament opener and will be fiercely motivated to put the heavy defeat behind them.
“The lessons we learned were not to make unnecessary mistakes and to play much more aggressively,” Cech told uefa.com.
“We do not want to repeat those same mistakes and we will, of course, play more solidly in defence.”
Cech admits that there was plenty of frustration in the Czech dressing room on Friday, but says that has given way to a steely focus ahead of this vital fixture. “I think the anger has changed into determination. Determination to fix the bad start we had in the tournament,” he said.