The Czech football vice-champion Viktoria Plzeň went through a difficult period in the autumn, but the management of the club has so far kept Adrián Guľa in the position of coach and did not shake the player’s potential significantly.
All players from the autumn staff plus Pavel Šulc and Lukáš Matějka, who have been guests in České Budějovice, ran for the first New Year’s training on Sunday. The IDnes.cz website informed about it.
After the autumn part of the Fortuna League, Pilsen ranks ninth in the table with an abysmal loss of 15 points to the leader Slavia Prague. In 14 matches, Adrián Guľa’s charges played only six victories and scored the same number of losses. The Slovak coach stopped the unexpectedly weak December, where “Viktorka” defeated only Teplice in seven matches and, for example, lost 0: 4 on the turf of Slovácko. Pilsen did not score in Zlín, České Budějovice or at home against Slavia.
Currently, the Ball has 29 players available, including three goalkeepers. The Slovak midfielder Miroslav Káčer also appears in the staff. “We will prepare at home especially with regard to the situation with COVID-19 in the world. In addition, we have great conditions at home, including a heated area, two playgrounds with natural grass and artificial grass and quality fitness facilities. Simply above standard level,” said Adrián Guľa .
Pilsen will enter the spring part of the Fortuna League on January 17 with a duel in Příbram. Already on January 9, Viktorka will have a home preparatory match against the second league player Hradec Králové.