Cerny happy to be understudy
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Radek Cerny insists he has no qualms in slotting back into his role as Spurs' back-up.
Radek Cerny insists he has no qualms in slotting back into his role as number two to Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
The Czech has started Spurs' last two games after Robinson suffered a minor injury, but the England keeper should return for Saturday's game against Watford.
Cerny will drop to the bench after starting against Chelsea and Braga, but it is not a major issue for the 33-year-old.
Instead, the on-loan Slavia Prague shot-stopper, who has made five appearances this season, is simply happy to be in English football.
"Robinson is expected to begin training and, if he is okay, he will play," Cerny told Idnes about his own prospects of keeping his place against Watford.
With regards to starting only a handful of games for Spurs, Cerny added: "I knew where I was going.
"I knew I would not be number one, but I simply wanted to experience England.
"For players from the Czech league, the atmosphere at the games here is something unbelievable.
"At home, I experienced two derby games and a cup game against an attractive team a year.
"Here in England, it is a great experience even to play against a team from the lower leagues."
Cerny has conceded five goals in his last two appearances and feels much of the problem is down to an inability to cope with set-pieces.
He continued: "We have problems with set-pieces, we conceded two-thirds of the goals from them. Managers are very upset about it.
"On the other hand, we score many goals and that is why our games are attractive for spectators. For example, we played an attacking game at Chelsea in the first half, unfortunately we failed to win it."