Petr Cech has confirmed that he is contemplating the prospect of retiring from international football in order to focus on his club career.
The small nation does not have a lot of success when it comes to international tournaments, but the European Championship provides the possibility to progress further in a competition rather than the World Cup or other tournaments. The Euro 2016 might be the last international tournament for Cech, as the 34-year-old claims that he will make a decision on his international future in the next three weeks. If he retires, the national team will have to find a proper successor before the start of the World Cup qualification in September. It will be a hard task given that Cech has given no troubles and exceptional quality in the last decade.
"Nothing has changed compared to what I said at the start of preparations. Once I've gotten over the current disappointment, I will sit down and think about what to do.I'll try to decide as soon as possible because of the start of the new [World Cup] qualifiers, so that the coach knows in advance. The outcome of the tournament for me does not play a role. My decision will not depend on how we finished, but how I feel," said the former Chelsea shot stopper.