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Petr Cech is ready for the Euro 2004 champions
Czech Republic star Petr Cech believes that Greece will provide no surprises when the two nations face each other tomorrow at Euro 2012.
The Chelsea stopper was beaten four times by Russia and knows that the Euro 2004 winners will pose a stern test.
“I think Greece will play the same way they played in the first match – they will defend well and will wait for counterattacks,” he said.
“The result of the first match means we have to go out and be attacking in our second game.
“But it will not be all-out attack as that would open us up at the back and would allow the Greeks to counterattack.”
Cech also feels comfortable in Wroclaw, which is under 200 miles from the Czech Republic’s capital – Prague.
“It’s great for us to feel at home here in Wroclaw. The Polish people have practically welcomed us as if we were a local team,” said Čech. “The people here have approached us with such warmth and it is heartwarming to have a stadium full of people just to watch us train. People applaud every goal and nice piece of play. This is how the European Championship should be.”