Petr Cech has conceded that Arsenal do not share the same mentality as his former manager Jose Mourinho and may need to learn from his ‘win at all costs’ attitude’ something he believes they displayed at the tail end of last season.The 35 year old shot stopper played under Jose for four seasons during the manager’s two spells at Stamford Bridge where he went on to collect 15 trophies in total in 10 years. This has enabled him to draw comparisons between the two gaffers from which he believes that the approach that Mourinho preaches has an emphasis on winning at all costs whereas Wenger believes in winning the right way. The Gunners have made a poor start to the new season, picking up just three points from a possible 9 by losing two games including a horrendous 4-0 loss at Anfield . And now Cech believes Arsenal may need to incorporate some of his old managers mentality if they are to end their 13 year wait for the premeir league crown. Speaking to french outlet So Foot magazine translated via Evening Standard, Petr Cech has gone on to describe how his former manager emphasized on winning at all costs, and how it it different from his present managers mentality.
“When he [Mourinho] arrived at Chelsea from Porto, he brought with him one main thing: he came from a club where it was not acceptable to him to finish second in the championship. He brought the same spirit to Chelsea. He thinks only about victory, whatever the price. “He hates draws. If we returned to the dressing room with a draw, we knew he would not be satisfied. On the other hand, he also wanted to be able to keep a 1-0 or beat a team 5-0 if possible. No matter how, Mourinho wants the result. The philosophy at Arsenal is completely opposed to this: it is not win at all costs but we want to win in a certain way. This approach is beginning to change.” “It is true that we are close to classical music, the beauty and the synchronisation of instruments,” “It is a philosophy now anchored in the genes of the club: they refuse to play without and it is passed on from generation to generation. “I believe that the right balance has been found last months of last season. The idea is to continue to control the match but securing more behind.” “When I arrived, there was Manchester United, not still really Chelsea, City did not count in the title race, Tottenham either. “Today, the competition is crazy. Winning a match becomes more and more complicated each season.”