Cerny happy at QPR
Radek Cerny has admitted he is delighted to be playing regularly following his experience at Tottenham.
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 15/12/08 11:46am
Radek Cerny has admitted he is delighted to be playing regularly at Queens Park Rangers following his experience at Tottenham.
The goalkeeper made just 12 appearances for Spurs during a three-year spell at White Hart Lane before moving to Loftus Road over the summer.
He has already played 25 times for QPR and is satisfied that he made the right decision to leave Tottenham.
"I don't regret the choice," Cerny told Denik Sport.
"I will have played in more matches by the end of December than I would have had in Czech Republic in one season overall.
"I did not know exactly what kind of league I was coming into. It is a very demanding competition and the level of toughness is different to the Czech leagues or the Premier League, where there are still several teams playing a European style of football."
Cerny believes the time he spent at Tottenham was crucial for his development and has no hard feelings about his exit.
He explained: "I wanted to experience the Premier League.
"I can say now that the possibility of me staying at Tottenham was there, as they eventually made their second-choice goalkeeper a 37-year-old guy from Spain. But I don't mind."
Cerny has been surprised by Tottenham's results this season, with the team only improving after Harry Redknapp came in to replace Juande Ramos.
"The problem at Tottenham was the fact that decisions were made not only by Ramos, but also by the sporting director (Damien Comolli)," he said.
"That had not been working well already when Martin Jol was there. The European style of managing a team was not working there. Now everything has been made by Redknapp alone.
"I must say that it did surprise me (how Spurs started) as I saw how well they had played in the pre-season.
"But sometimes you need luck and they were unfortunate to lose matches in which they played well."