Arsenal’s back-to-back titles appeared to give them a lot of confidence about challenging for the Premier League campaign in the 2015-16 season.
Arsene Wenger has made just one signing – Petr Cech from Chelsea – in the summer, but that appeared to be more than sufficient to strengthen the squad in all the right areas. Cech played a huge role in the team’s 1-0 win against Chelsea at the new Wembley. However, the 33-year-old goalkeeper was the culprit after the gunners fell to a 2-0 shock defeat against West Ham on Sunday.
The North London outfit were overwhelming favourites to get three points from this opening game especially since the team was on a high. SlavenBilic recently took over from Sam Allardyce and he has now managed to make the best possible start. A win would have helped Arsenal off to a great start and will also have provided them with sufficient confidence to take on the top teams like Liverpool and Chelsea in the next few weeks. As it is, Wenger’s team will have to go back to the drawing board. Continue reading “Arsenal’s back-to-back titles appeared to give them a lot of confidence”
Czech Republic captain Tomas Rosicky is probably playing his last few matches for the national team.
The Arsenal midfielder is approaching the end of his career, but he has been a force to reckon with in the national team. Rosicky is one of the few quality players in this Czech Republic team, who have been able to take the national team to the next level along with the likes of Petr Cech. The midfielder is set to make his 100th appearance for Czech Republic in the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Iceland. He is planning to mark this occasion with a famous victory.
However, Rosicky was also quick to point out that he is not having any personal ambitions ahead of this game. Czech Republic have been surprise leaders in the group A, but they could be overthrown by Iceland with a defeat. Even a draw will be sufficient for Czech Republic, but it is unlikely that manager PavelVrba will be going in with such an ambition. The continuous struggle for Netherlands – under Guus Hiddink – is proving to be a boon for both Iceland and Czech Republic. If the group finishes as it is, both these unlikely candidates will be qualifying for the Euro 2016 automatically. Continue reading “Tomas Rosicky is probably playing his last few matches”
Latvia managed to hold Czech Republic on draw in their 5th Euro qualifying game yesterday. That kept them at the second last position in Group A above Kazakhstan.
Czech Republic also remained no. 1 in the group despite getting only one point.
If somebody had offered a draw to Latvia at the start of the proceedings, they would have gladly taken it considering how they had been playing.
The draw was a surely a success from their point of view, but, the Czech would be gutted. They would feel they should have continued their winning streak against an out of form side.
Latvia had secured a couple of draws ahead of this fixture, but, they seemed to have no chance against the Czech.
It was not only because of the form, but, also because of the quality that the Czech had.
However, in Football, it’s not about the quality, it’s about performance and one will have to say that on that particular night, Latvia was on par with the Czech.
The Czech perhaps tried to play with a little more innovation. They were looking to win big. Latvia, on the other hand, was pretty happy waiting for the errors of the opposition. Continue reading “Latvia managed to hold Czech Republic on draw in their 5th Euro qualifying game”
A few weeks after having been appointed as the head coach of the Czech Republic national football team, PavelVrba outlined his plans and what he is hoping to do with the Czech team as he stated that one of his objectives is to progress past the group stages of 2016 Euro’s and so far things have been going as planned for PavelVrba as his team are located at the top of Group A after having been able to secure consecutive victories over Netherland, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Iceland.
4 matches have been played so far and 4 victories is the track record of PavelVrba with Czech Republic which is a perfect start and the Czech manager unveiled certain things that he has done with the national football team as Vrba said that he gave a chance for the players who are regular performer for their respective clubs to appear and represent their country at the international stage.
“I gave the opportunity to players nobody believed in because they play in the Czech league. Both Plzen and Sparta Prague have proved that they are able to play against the top teams in European competitions so I showed trust in players who play regularly either abroad or in the Czech league,” PavelVrba said. Continue reading “Pavel Vrba already Outlined his Plans”
Petr Cech may not been involved in much of Chelsea’s current campaign, but he believes that this current team has immense potential.
The Chelsea team constructed by Jose Mourinho during 2005 went on to become a hugely successful in many regards. The spine of the team was responsible for numerous trophies including the Champions League in 2012. Mourinho has once again created a new spine for this team with young blood like Diego Costa and Courtois.Cech continues to be on the verge of an exit, but he says that the end of the season will provide a good barometer as to how this Chelsea team can be compared to the team of 2004-05. Continue reading “Petr Cech thinks current Team has lot of Potential”
Czech Republic along with Iceland are the leaders of Group A of the 2016 Euro’s qualifications with both nations having collected a total of 9 points out of the opening 3 matches which has been played. However, according to the coach of the Czech Republic national football team it has been a difficult and rather lucky road for his squad.
On October 10 Czech Republic battled against Turkey in a match that appeared to be going in favor of Turkey as they took the early lead at the 8th minute and it was the Turkish team that was dominating the match from start until the end with the upper hand of possession.
UmutBulut managed to slip into the defence of Czech Republic unmarked and the player of Galatasaray connected with a cross before heading it into the net of PetrCech.
Tomas Sivok tied the match 1-1 at the 16th minute and Czech managed to take the lead for the first time in the entire game in the 2nd half when BorekDockal scored with a close range shot.
The scoreboard was not displaying what was going on in the pitch as Turkey was the team that was dominating the match with more shots on target and continuously pressuring their opponents but the Turkish side was not able to capitalize on their chances at goal but the efforts from Turkey were either just missed or saved by PetrCech who made a sublime performance in this match.
The coach of Czech Republic, PavelVrba is well aware that his team had a touch of luck in this game which helped them on securing the victory and when the match was over Vrba had a few things to say concerning their latest victory.
“Me and my team are so happy about the result. We were so lucky, especially in the first half, because we couldn’t get organized and Turkey had a lot of chances. We’re so lucky that we didn’t concede more than once. But in the second half we were better organized, we created more chances, and finally we scored’’PavelVbra said after the match ended.
Iceland and Czech Republic are the current leaders of Group A but Czech Republic’s PavelVbra stated that Netherlands are still favorites of reaching the top and things are far from over.