Cech on the goalkeepers he learnt from growing up.

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed the goalkeepers he has learnt from in his career.

The former Chelsea man revealed that he tried to pick up the qualities from the goalkeepers in order to be a great goalkeeper.

Cech is one clean sheet away from breaking David James's record of having the highest number of clean sheets in the League.

“When I was a kid I looked up to every goalkeeper and tried to learn from all of them,” he told the Final Whistle, reports arsenal.com. “I tried to pick up the pieces and complete the puzzle using all of their best attributes.

“If you look at Oliver Kahn you would see his character and aggression, he was living the game, and then you look at Peter Schmeichel’s presence and his key saves. Edwin van der Sar was fantastic at Ajax and then he did well in England.

“Gianluigi Buffon started playing when he was very young so I thought, ‘Wow, if he can play aged 18, why can’t I play aged 18?’. These are things you pick up and you try to take the best of everyone for yourself and work on things you can improve.”

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