The Prague “S” B-class derby is approaching. Who are the most interesting players on both teams?

The coach of the national team, Petr Havlíček, admits that he even told one of the current players in the red jersey that he is the best footballer he has ever coached.

“I once told him that he is the best player I have ever coached. And I think his time will come, because he plays purposefully,” assesses the expert in a video from the Přímák show on Sport.cz. The video also reveals which of the Spartan talents he himself led in the past he is talking about.

The talk also comes about the son of the former support of Slavia Patrik Gedeon, who, however, is now wearing the red jersey.

And how did it actually happen that for the first time in the era of independent Czech football, the old rivals in the second league will meet?

What is the difference between Sparta and Slavia academies? And who has better scouting?Video: Sport.cz

“The Junior League was created (note in 2016) as a project where the best players from the academies were to be exploited plus players who will not play for the A team,” reminds Havlíček.

“Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work out because it didn’t happen. Rather, there were players who were not that good in terms of quality,” he explains to the moderator Radek Šilhan, why the project did not last long.

PRIMÁK with Petr Havlíček, coach of the under-17 football teamVideo: Sport.cz

However, each country chooses a different approach. For example, in Croatia, reserves of league clubs are now not allowed to play not only in the first league, but also in the second. While Hajduk Split canceled their B-team earlier, Dinamo Zagreb did so before this season. The team from the Croatian capital will prefer to loan their players elsewhere, they do not find the third league to be of sufficient quality. The Hajduk and Dinamo academies are among the most famous in the world.

On the contrary, they do not allow reserve teams in the second league, for example, in Portugal or the Netherlands.

However, there are also countries where the local version of the Junior League is thriving. “It works in England, unfortunately it didn’t work in our country, that’s why everything is returning to where it was in the past,” says Havlíček. “And I think that it is only good for Czech football if everything is set up like this , who are 18 or 19 and are ready for adult football, so they go to play with the boys,” says the coach of the national team.

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