Petr Cech has refused to 'throw his toys out of the pram' despite being deposed as Chelsea's number one – says John Terry.
The Blues captain insists Cech is still one of the two best goalkeepers in the world, and could play for any club he wants, but that Thibaut Courtois is 'a different class'.
Terry was speaking after Courtois' last gasp save from Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw the Blues take a creditable 1-1 draw back to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Champions League second round tie against Paris Saint-Germain.
Of Courtois , Terry said: “He is different class. It's unlucky for Petr because he made two unbelievable saves against Everton.
“Petr has been unbelievable, so professional around the club. I have seen a lot of players during my time throw their toys out of the pram. He has been different class for the team, which has been important for the squad.
“The manager stresses the importance of the team coming first and he's done that, Thibaut too. They're both their for the whole squad. They have both been excellent.
“We have the two best keepers in the world, in my opinion, both fighting for one place - it's difficult. You can't keep them both happy.
“The manager (Jose Mourinho) manages to do it, I don't know how. They want to play all the time, but the two of them are at the top of their game. So rotating them at certain times and picking them is a tough job.”
Asked about the future for Cech, who is strongly expected to leave come the summer, Terry said: “He is good enough to play for anyone. He's been worth 10-12 points to us every season.
“I have not spoken to him about it.
“Credit to him, he's not even rumbled or sent shockwaves through the dressing room. He's been really professional.
“He knows he's been a top keeper and still is. He still has a lot to give and is fighting for his place, which is great.
“He's not just given up and said 'the place is yours Thibaut'. When he's come in he's been brilliant and given the manager food for thought.”