On Tuesday morning Slavia left for 2nd leg of UEFA Europa League quarter-final against Chelsea FC.The red-whites left from terminal 3 of Václav Havel Airport Prague after 11am to land on Gatwick Airport about two hours later. Only forward Stanislav Tecl and midfielder Jakub Hromada are missing due to long-term injuries, all players from UEL squad will be available for manager Trpišovský.
Jaromír Zmrhal, midfielder: “Of course, we are thinking about qualification for the next round. But we also know how hard it will be. We will try to get the best possible result. We all have seen how good opponents Chelsea are, but we don’t go to London to lose.”
Zdeněk Houštecký, Assistant Manager: “We go to England to fight. We fly with hope and we want to qualify. We make maximum for that. We cannot just give up, we want to show active play and we believe it can work out. With Chelsea we can play equal part, that’s why we believe we still can surprise them. An we will have Tomáš Souček this time, he is our octopus in the midfield.”