Cerny to lose Wembley place
Tottenham's Radek Cerny has admitted he may miss out to Paul Robinson in the Carling Cup final.
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 23/02/08 2:24pm
Tottenham goalkeeper Radek Cerny has admitted he is set to miss out on appearing in Sunday's Carling Cup final against Chelsea.
The 34-year-old shot-stopper admits he expects Paul Robinson to start against Chelsea after his mistake in last Thursday's Uefa Cup encounter with Slavia Prague.
"I am sorry to miss this experience. That I will not play at Wembley," he told Sport.
"I expected it would turn out this way. When the coach told me that, it was more of a confirmation than anything else.
"This is how coach Ramos explained it to me - that Robinson had made mistakes before and I was given a chance and now I made a mistake so he is the one to get a chance.
"What should I do? I have to take it as it is. I made the mistake so I am the one to be blamed. I can only be angry with myself."
Tottenham take on Chelsea in the Carling Cup final on Sunday and Cerny admits he will be disappointed to not be named in the starting line-up.
He added: "It is a big occasion, the biggest one for us in this season perhaps. It is to be played at Wembley, 90,000 people, a great atmosphere.
"I am sorry to miss it especially because of the Wembley factor. But I don't take it that Slavia deprived me of playing there. I deprived myself of it."
Chelsea will undoubtedly start the game as favourites but Cerny believes Spurs still have a chance of victory.
"Chelsea are favourites," he added. "Moreover, we don't have good head-to-head statistics with them.
"Neither did we against Arsenal in the semi-final and went through anyway. We have a chance to win."