The goalkeeper of the Slavic football players Ondřej Kolář received permission from the team doctors to catch after an injury. Whether the 26-year-old national team goalkeeper will play in the opening quarterfinals of the European League on Arsenal on Thursday will be decided according to his feeling from pre-match training.
On March 18, Kolář was injured in the retaliation of the European League finals in Glasgow against Rangers by alternating home striker Kemar Roofe, who caused a fracture in the frontal cavity by a brutal kick. The match against the Scottish champion was won by the young man Matyáš Vágner.
Kolář had to miss the national team and was missing in two league matches. Last week, however, he returned to light training and, according to doctors, is able to start. The Czech master had him make a special protective mask and helmet.
“Ondra has permission from the doctors. Today he will try pre-match training and we will decide according to his feeling. Today he will go to full load for the first time, we will see what he will do with him. Of course he didn’t do anything for 14 days. An injury to the same place cannot cause injury, “said Slavic coach Jindřich Trpišovský during an online press conference.
“Ondra knows that we are in a difficult situation regarding the goalkeepers, that the team depends on its quality and game style. They try to do their best to make it available. Now it’s about what his body can handle, what possible falls will do to it. “And about the concentration. Tomorrow morning we will decide how he will feel. If we or he felt any risk, we would certainly not go into it. He will not risk anything,” added Trpišovský.
Teammates do not spare at Kolář’s training after injury. “We are not afraid to shoot at him. He himself told us that we should not spare him. If he goes to the match, he must be tried. If there is a big fight, of course the attackers will dodge, but otherwise we will take him as a member of the cadre,” said Slavist. midfielder Lukáš Provod.
If Kolář could not start, he would get to one of the three remaining goalkeepers. Eighteen-year-old Vágner, who was eliminated in a league duel in Brno over the weekend, 35-year-old veteran Přemysl Kovář and Jan Stejskal could get a chance again.
“We have three more goalkeepers available, because both Přema and Stejsky are already in full practice. They have overcome the problems they had. At the moment we are not 100% sure what it will be like tomorrow. So the goalkeeping coaches are preparing the goalkeeper who should “Arsenal has a specific way of playing, the player, it is necessary that a possible goalkeeper is ready for those situations. He knows that,” added Trpišovský.