No place for a resit. It’s here and now

Before the second leg of the UCL 3rd qualifying round against Ferencvaros, the manager talked to the media.

Slavia take on Ferencvaros on Tuesday, 10 August, from 7 pm at Sinobo Stadium in Prague. The Red-Whites are two goals behind after a 0-2 away defeat last week. Manager Jindřich Trpišovský talked about the squad, tactics and the pressure before the game on the official press conference on Monday.

On the first game

“We have seen the first game many times. We need to improve inside of the box, to be better in our final stage. We have created enough opportunities in both halves, but we have just hit the opponent or gave the ball to the goalkeeper. We need to send better key passes as we do during training sessions. We need to crate similar opportunities, but we need to improve our play inside of the box.”

On the time to prepare

“We had two more days and we could analyse the first game much better. We had time to practice some of the model situation, depending on how the game could develop. We dedicated each day to different aspect of our play.”

On changes in Slavia squad

“There will be changes in our line-up, some of them caused by health issues. We are in close contact with our medical team, there are many players who will be able to play only certain part of the game.”

On the home game

“We are two goals down at the half-time. But we will play at home with the support of our fans, and I hope it will help us. It is a big difference, from the very beginning we will be two goals down and we will have to come from behind. We need to attack, but, on the other side, we know that we cannot concede. It would be a big complication. We need to play the same way we did in the opening half of the first game, but with no mistakes. Ferencvaros had three big chances and we gave them all of them. We need to show complex performance, avoid mistakes and improve in the final stage.”

On the pressure

“I feel about the game as I usually does. It is a Champions League qualification, it is already difficult to get to this stage and it will be harder and harder. I don’t care if the Europa League or Conference League have been secured, there is only Ferencvaros game ahead. This is not a long-time competition where you can turn up for a resit. It’s here and now. You think about it 24/7, about all possible details. Everyone in the coaching staff feels it the same.”


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