According to coach Jindřich Trpišovský, Slavia’s footballers played the double match of the 4th preliminary round of the European League with the Warsaw Legion, but they paid for the worse productivity than their opponent. In the autumn, the people of Prague will present themselves only in the group of the newly formed European Conference League, but their coach believes that this will not have an economic impact on the club.
“Overall, we played the double match well, but we didn’t change the chances. The Legia changed them, so they advanced. This is probably the main reason why we have won only one of the four matches in Europe that we have this season. In each match we had three or more goal chances, but we scored few of those goals, “Trpišovský said at a press conference after losing 1: 2 in Warsaw.
The match was affected by the exclusion of Slavistian midfielder Tomáš Holeš from the third minute. He then sent the Praguers to Ubong Ekpai before the break, but Mahir Emreli turned the situation around with two goals after a break.
“It was on the other side of the field, so in reality I didn’t even see what happened through the players. But I did see it in the video, the trend is to punish these interventions, so it’s a bright red card for me. But I need it it was always punished like this and it will only be good for football, “Trpišovský remarked.
“Of course, the exclusion affected a lot, we played the whole match one less. For us, it’s also a key player who returned to the middle of the field after a long time and lasted only three minutes. The preparation we led for the match all week, it it affected a lot, in the third minute everything was gone, “added Trpišovský.
At first, his charges were not enough for Ferencváros Budapest in the 3rd preliminary round of the Champions League, and in the 4th preliminary round of the European League they did not confirm their role as the favorite even against the Legion. For the first time since the 2016/17 season, the people of Prague will not play a group in one of the two most prestigious club competitions and must be satisfied with the newly formed European Conference League. There is a bonus of 75 million crowns for participation in its main phase, 17 million less than in the European League.
Trpišovský is convinced that the elimination will not affect the economy and the composition of the staff for the autumn. “From an economic point of view, the Conference League can be paradoxically more advantageous for the club than the European one. there is no difference, quite the opposite, “Trpišovský said.