Petr Cech mentioned it has been difficult to play with the protective headwear.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says he would feel more confident playing without having his protective helmet but accepts it is in his greatest interests.
Cech, 33, has worn a scrum cap since he suffered a head injury in a clash with Reading’s Stephen Hunt although playing for Chelsea in 2006, and he mentioned it has hindered his functionality.
The Czech Republic international spent 3 months on the sidelines with a fractured skull and stated that in his return match — a 2- defeat at Liverpool in January 2007 — he lost his spatial awareness and that it impacted his hearing.
Even if he now has grown accustomed to it, he believes it has a negative influence on his capability to carry out.
“I would be a lot more confident if I had it off,” he told Tyden according to the London Evening Regular.
“Whether or not you like it or not, the helmet impacts your surroundings. You have your ears covered and it tends to make hearing worse.
“But the medical professional has forbidden me to take off the helmet. If I did, I would not get insurance.”
Cech said he has suffered concussion while wearing the helmet — notably against Fulham in 2011 — and added: “I don’t want to consider what would have occurred to me with no it.”
Meanwhile, Cech said he is shocked by Chelsea’s fall from grace this season.
Cech ended an 11-year spell at Stamford Bridge when he joined Arsenal in the summer season, and has noticed the side that won last season’s title claim just 11 points from 12 Premier League games so far.
“It tends to make me surprised,” Cech said. “It really is a team that six months ago won the league.
“Players stayed there, the coach added far more to his liking. It is extremely tough to believe that the club is in such a state.
“I was shocked to see their suffering at the starting of the league, but I was even more taken aback by the reality that the crisis still continues.”
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