Petr Cech Breaks Down In Tears After Europa League Final

The emotions got the better of Petr Cech as he shed a tear after losing the Europa League final against former club Chelsea.

The Czech Republic goalkeeper made a series of fine saves in the final game of his illustrious 20-year professional career but saw his Arsenal side well beaten by Chelsea, who won 4-1 and ended the season with a trophy.

And the 37-year old was overcome with emotion after the game, with Fox Sports cameras capturing Cech wiping away tears from his eyes.

<img src="" data-orig-height="341" data-orig-width="615" alt ">Images: Fox Sports
Images: Fox Sports

An incredibly sad image and not the way Cech had hoped to bow out as he hangs up his gloves.

Cech, who made 850 appearances and won a total of 18 trophies in his career, also gave an emotional interview to BT Sport after the game - expressing his pride and stressing there were no regrets as far as he is concerned.

"I'm proud of myself and I'm proud of the way I played today because when you play your last career game in the final there is a lot of pressure and speculation," Cech said.

"I had to perform and I have to say I have done everything I can, and I can look back with no regrets apart from the fact we worked so hard all year to finish with nothing.

"This group of players do not deserve it because of how much work has been done this season."

Cech was then asked about the elephant in the room; the rumours linking him to a sporting director role back at Chelsea. But the Premier League legend batted talk away.

"I kept saying I wanted to lift the trophy and then think about it," he added.

"Until 30 June, I am an Arsenal player."

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