first_imgCoach David Holoubek does not take the temporary leadership of the Czech national team, with which he will play in the League of Nations against Scotland in Olomouc on Monday, as the biggest challenge in his career. The sudden reminder reminded him of the start of his engagement in Sparta four years ago. He believes that the hastily assembled team will do their best, although Scotland considers it a favorite given the circumstances. In the original selection of the national team, which entered the second year of the League of Nations on Friday with a 3: 1 win in Slovakia, two cases of coronavirus appeared – both in members of the implementation team. One positive finding was announced by the national team in Prague on Wednesday, the other was revealed by control tests in Bratislava before Friday’s match.The national team played the match, but after discussions with hygiene, the meeting was prematurely terminated due to fears of further spread of the disease, although all players also had negative controls. Coach Šilhavý also went into isolation with the original selection.Holoubek, the coach of the national team under 18, temporarily took his place. But he does not see the unexpected opportunity as the biggest challenge in his career. “I’m here again by some coincidence and by the fact that something has happened. What is always here between us and what still limits us, us coaches, fans and you journalists,” said Holoubek at an online press conference.“I was asked to accept the role for that one match. Of course I accepted it, because I am an employee of the FACR (football association) and I wanted to do it together with the U20 implementation team as best I can.” said the 40-year-old coach.He found himself in a slightly similar role in September 2016, when he took on the role of Sparta coach after Zdeněk Ščasný’s dismissal. In the first match under his leadership, the Letna team defeated Inter Milan 3: 1 in the basic group of the European League.“I wouldn’t quite compare it. It must have occurred to me, such a light déjà vu, but this time is weird, bad and it makes such a mess for all of us. I don’t feel like going back to Inter. I’m here now, we’re playing a match tomorrow. and we will try to manage it with such a performance that we are successful, “ stated Holoubek.He had five hours to form a team of 20 of the 23 players. “It was very dynamic, fast. I would like to thank all the clubs and coaches who allowed me to be able to nominate these players at all. I would like to thank the players who had free weekends at the time and did not count on nominations and came here from all over. The Czech Republic. Their response was very positive. They have the desire, willingness and desire to play for the Czech Republic. “ said a native of Humpolec.“We’re not sure about anything. However, those players who will hit the match tomorrow and those we have here are determined to fight for the result as much as possible. I think that although Scotland will probably be the favorite or is the favorite, we will not leave anything to anyone for free. in any case,” said Holoubek.Despite the short time he had to form a team, he is satisfied with the choice. “At the moment, it’s probably the best possible team we’ve been able to call, and I hope you’ll see it on the field tomorrow,” introduced the former coach of Liberec and Ružomberok.last_img