McCarthy was superb for the 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Saturday.
He said: "I've sort of modelled my game on Petr Cech.
"I think we're the same sort of stature. I look at a lot of other goalkeepers but I think he's up there with the best. Mentally he's very strong and doesn't let anything affect him.
"England are blessed with really good young goalkeepers, but hopefully I'll get my chance soon enough."