Czech Republic ace, Jiri Skalak, had plenty to smile about as he received his goal of the season award amidst cheers.
The audience urged the Czech rep ace to smile as he received one of the most prestigious individual awards in the Albion calendar. He didn’t disappoint as he was seen grinning and beaming with smiles.
The Czech international had just won the club’s goal of the season competition so there was a real reason to celebrate as he hoped to make an impact in English football – and boosts his Euro 2016 chances.
Albion re-opened their goal of the season poll and extended the voting deadline to cater for Skalak’s screamer against English side, Queen Park Rangers and an Anthony Knockaert free-kick earlier in the same game. It was no surprise to see those two strikes – against a goalkeeper, in Alex Smithies, who had previously kept two clean sheets at the Amex – finish No. 2 and No. 1.
The mid-season signing from Mlada Boleslav is convinced there is more to come from him and when asked if he was playing his best football, the talented player replied:
“I hope not.”
Skalak told The Argus:
“Life has been really nice so far. I’ve got my car, I’ve got a house. The lads are helping me. I want to thanks them because they have helped me settle down.
“The boys and the other people at the club made the transition easy in the beginning. The weather here has been quite good and now the summer is coming it will be even better – although it seems to rain quite a lot!
“The food? Well that is different and something to get used to. But I have a good Italian restaurant nearby I go to quite often. Also, they give us breakfast and lunch at the training ground.”