Preparation football match Montenegro – Czech Republic, June 20, 2023, Podgorica. From left, Marko Vukčevič from Montenegro and Lukáš Provod from the Czech Republic.
Podgorica – After the 4:1 victory in the preparation in Montenegro, the coach of the Czech football players, Jaroslav Šilhavý, praised how well the players did, who do not play as much. The coach of the national team was satisfied with the June meeting and believes that the team will continue its good performances in September. On Saturday, the representatives won the qualification for the European Championship in the Faroe Islands 3:0.
Seven players left the national team after the opening match in June, and Šilhavý in Montenegro had to slightly improvise with the lineup. “I think overall the performance was very good. All the players who don't start that much performed well. They fit in and the door is open. I think the view from the outside was also good. Some players tried other positions and did very well . So it's good that we can count on them for other posts as well,” said Šilhavy at the press conference.
His charges led 2:0 in Podgorica, the opponent reduced in the 66th minute, but then the alternating Lukáš Provod and Adam Hložek scored. “Every time you get a goal, you regret it and you look for mistakes, why it happened. But I felt from the team that even though it is a preparation, the boys want to win. After a while we scored a goal, then the fourth. That was a clear answer that the team has strength,” praised Šilhavý.
“I already said before the match that Černá Hora has a good team and great individuals. But we prepared well for it and performed as we wanted. In the first it was very hot at halftime, I don't know if we managed it better than the opponent. We won, we are satisfied,” added Šilhavý.
His team won both games in June by three goals and have yet to find a winner in four games this year . “We are satisfied with the whole match, because we got the important three points in the Faroe Islands and the match against Montenegro was also good. We managed it very well in terms of combination and shooting power. This match we achieved the goal and now we have to prepare for the next opponent. Waiting Albania, a very tough opponent. I believe that we will be in good shape in September,” said Šilhavý.