For Guildford Phoenix is the realisation of a childhood dream former Arsenal and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech says his hockey introduction.
Cech, a Champions League winner with Chelsea, produced a man-of-the-match performance as his penalty shootout rescue assisted his to a 3-2 success against Swindon Wildcats 2.
The 37-year-old signed at the conclusion of last season after his first retirement from soccer for Phoenix, who play two.
It is kind of a childhood fantasy to come and play 1 game, that includes [now] occurred, said Cech, whose penalty save as netminder preserved Phoenixs perfect start in the third game of the season.
Nobody will ever take this away from me, that is truly nice.
Cech hopes his surprise shift of sport, in which he will compete together with functioning as performance and technical adviser at Chelsea, may behave for kids as motivation to think in attaining their goals.
If you have a fantasy and you chase it and you do all to allow it to happen… Ive done that in football and all my dreams have come true, he added.
I said,that might be the final dream I had been expecting to [tick off]. But I worked out for this.
I think it can behave as a tool for the young players to understand that in the event you pursue your dreams, then great things may happen.
Cech, that wore a custom-made helmet which carried the colors of clubs Arsenal and Chelsea, confessed he had wanted to turn into a hockey baseball player for a young child, however, his family were not able to afford the cost of the equipment.
He revealed Didier Drogba and Chelsea team-mates John Terry had delivered him good luck messages in the.
The Czechs debut was viewed by over 900 people in the Guildford Spectrum.