Petr Cech has earned his applause after setting a Premier League record with his 170th clean sheet on Monday night.
The Arsenal goalkeeper was labelled the best in league history by ex-Chelsea team-mate Frank Lampard and proved his efforts are even more impressive by revealing that he uses three different languages to communicate with his back four.
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The Mirror reports that Cech speaks five different languages: English, Czech, French, Spanish and German.
The stopper speaks to the Gunners' wide defenders—Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal—in Spanish, Laurent Koschielny in French and Per Mertesacker in English.
"I speak to the full-backs in Spanish, to Koscielny in French and to Per in English because for him it is the same as me," he said.
"He organises people in English. Sometimes foreign players wouldn’t know what you say. That’s when you realise it’s easier to say it in their language than hoping they will understand."