Cesar Azpilicueta was criticised for his performance in the Club World Cup.
Transfer pundit Neil Warnock claims that the Spaniard has never been a good defender and had the luck to play its part to where he is today.
But Chelsea legend Petr Cech came out in defense of the veteran defender and explains how important he has been for the Blues.
“Azpi has now won everything, and that is an amazing achievement,” Cech wrote today in his column on the Chelsea website.
“All the credit goes to him. When he arrived in 2012, he came first to compete for his spot. He had a long-term injury the year before, so he had had a difficult time before he came to us. He had to start from scratch fighting for his place.
“He is one of those players who never disappoints you. He works hard, he does everything. He is an honest player on the pitch, and off the pitch he works hard. You know you can rely on him in any situation. That is the key to his success. No matter which manager was in charge, they all knew they could count on him, his attitude, and his qualities. Now he has the huge reward of lifting these trophies as a captain.”