Chelsea and Arsenal legend Petr Cech has told Luis Suarez to celebrate scoring against his old club Liverpool.
The Uruguayan netted at the Nou Camp in last week’s first-leg and was criticized for celebrating his goal.
Suarez has since apologised to the Reds’ supporters, but Cech has today jumped to the striker’s defence.
Cech: “Players should celebrate goals against their former clubs”
The former Liverpool striker has addressed the club’s fans following his goal in the first-leg.
Suarez has promised the Anfield crowd he will not celebrate should he score this evening.
“Celebrating the goal last week, people who know about football, who love this sport, know about the importance of this.
“I have all the respect in the world for the Liverpool fans.
“Because I scored and celebrated with my fans, I say sorry.
“Obviously, it is clear that if I score a goal against Liverpool I won’t celebrate it in the same way.”
However, Petr Cech has told Suarez that there is nothing wrong with showing emotion should he score.
The soon-to-be former Arsenal and Chelsea keeper believes it would be wrong not to show emotion after scoring.
Cech had this to say on Twitter:
Football is about emotions and happiness from scoring goals . Players should celebrate goals in big games even against their former clubs . You should always do it with respect , but it doesn’t seem right not to show any emotions after you just scored for your own team … 🤷🏽♂️ https://t.co/rqOUW4JMNi
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) May 6, 2019
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