Cech: Hunt clash in past
Keeper wants focus on Czechs' game with Ireland
By Vasek Kadlec. Last Updated: September 6, 2007 5:06pm
Cech: Just another game
Petr Cech does not want last year's clash with Stephen Hunt to dominate the build-up to Czech Republic's Euro 2008 qualifier with Republic of Ireland.
The goalkeeper suffered a fractured skull after being caught by Hunt during Chelsea's 1-0 win at Reading in October last year.
He has already encountered Hunt at club level this season and they could re-oppose in Prague next Wednesday.
But Czech keeper Cech believes it is now time for the issue to be laid to rest, telling Sport: "It will be just another game.
"It is gone. I don't want to talk about it any more."
If Hunt is selected for the game, Cech is expecting the Irish midfielder to pose problems for the Czechs.
He added: "If he is picked, he will be very dangerous on the left-hand side. He is small, runs well and he puts in great crosses.
"He dares a lot in one-on-ones, he is strong and goes into every challenge.
"At Reading, they co-operate well with Kevin Doyle and they will be trying to do the same with the national team."