Updates: 26.06.2021 11:55
Prague – Czech footballers cannot yet praise the referees’ performances at the European Championships. The representatives are very fond of the fact that the referees have a looser meter at the championship, they do some stronger interventions and they do not bite the game unnecessarily. Slavic midfielder Tomáš Holeš would like the referees to whistle in the Czech league as well. Due to the plane’s problems, the Czech footballers will not set off for Budapest in the eighth finals until the early evening
“I think we can all agree, even after talking to the boys, that the judges have a slightly looser meter. I think it’s just for the benefit. It’s great that it’s still not interrupted. I think the judges are at the championship so far very good quality, “said Czech defender Aleš Matějů in an online interview.
The referees do not hand out the cards in the tournament unnecessarily yet. Only two players were eliminated in 36 matches of the basic groups, and compared to the last European Championship in 2016, the number of yellow cards decreased. While five years ago the three teams received 10 cards in three group matches, at the ongoing championship there are a maximum of eight reprimands for Poland and Northern Macedonia.
The referees also dealt a few cards in the matches of the Czech team. The introductory duel with traditionally hard-playing Scotland went without any admonition, in the final duel of the group with England, only the defender Jan Bořil, for whom she was second in the tournament, earned a yellow card. Only in the second duel with Croatia did the referee give four cards.
“So far, we have perceived the referees’ performances positively. In the matches we played, plus in those I still had the opportunity to see, they whistled very well. is an assistant to the Czech coach Jiří Chytrý.
Although a video referee is available for the euro for the first time, it does not interfere much with the matches unnecessarily. The referees go to check the situation only in the most urgent cases and the game remains smooth.
“In all the matches we played, the referees whistled well. I’m just because they adjusted the meter a bit and let out more forceful interventions. I like it and I would like it in the Czech league to whistle the referees like that,” said midfielder Holeš .
Due to the technical problems of the plane, the Czech footballers did not travel to Budapest in the morning for Sunday’s round of 16 in the European Championship with the Netherlands. The representatives had to change the program and the traditional pre-match training will not take place at the venue of the match, but at noon in Strahov. The team will not set off for the Hungarian capital until the early evening. The press was spoken by the national team’s spokesman Petr Šedivý.
The Czech team was to fly to Budapest at 10:30 and then train in the Puskás arena in the afternoon, where the match will be played. In the end, however, the charges of coach Jaroslav Šilhavý complete the final preparation for the match in Prague, where they have a base during the Euro.
The national team hired a plane from a private foreign charter company during the tournament. So far, the players have praised the machine for the fact that they have increased comfort on board and feel good there.
During the Euro, the team flies to Prague for matches, where it has a base. It was originally supposed to have a camp in Edinburgh, but due to the threat of quarantine for the entire team, even in the case of only one positive test for coronavirus, it was canceled at the last minute by the management. The first two duels in the group were played by the Czech team in Glasgow, on Tuesday they played against England in London.
According to the national fan club, the first Czech fans set off for Budapest at five o’clock in the morning. The Puskás arena can be the only one of all 11 host Euro stadiums to be completely filled and, unlike previous matches in the group, the national team will drive thousands of fans forward.
The match has a kick-off on Sunday at 18:00.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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