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Legendary Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says humility played a big part in his success as a goalkeeper.

The former Czech Republic international is expected to leave the Gunners this summer and has been linked with a move back to Chelsea, where he has reportedly been offered a directors role. 

And in an interview on the club's official website, the 37-year-old revealed that one of the biggest secrets to his success was to earn the respect of those around him.

"If you are down to earth, you work hard for yourself and the team, then you are the guy who gives people confidence and people generally like you," Cech said. 

"It brings probably brings the most out of you and out of your team-mates. In the moment you need their help, people will actually help you. I think sometimes we underestimate that. 

"In the moments when you career is going great and everybody is telling you how great you are, you need to keep your feet on the ground, actually keep working the same way and keeping working the same basics because this is the only way to be successful. 

"As I said, the aim is to have people around you who will believe in you and trust you."

Cech is regarded as one of the greatest Premier League goalkeepers with more than 400 appearances under his belt for both Arsenal and Chelsea. 

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