"It was fantastic and when I saved the first one in extra-time, obviously it gave me confidence for the penalty shootout," said Cech, who suffered shootout agony in the final in Moscow four years ago after John Terry missed a penalty that would have sealed victory.
He added: "I saw Didier (Drogba) step up for the fifth one and thought, 'This was the moment that should have happened in Moscow'.
"When he scored, for the first time in my life I didn't know what to do.
"I heard him crying. I was crying, shouting. It was unbelievable."