The absence of Stanislav Lobotka can be very noticeable for Slovakia. Marián Zeman has an idea of who can replace him in the team. The former Slovak national team also considered the Slovak promotion chances at the world champion in Qatar.
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Before matches against sufficiently popular H-groups, the Slovak national football team needs the best possible composition of the staff. Virtually all components of the game, ie defense, backup and attack, are a must to work against Russia and Croatia.
We have to, we can’t count on “everything” matches Stanislav LobotkoAny muscle injury still allowed him to come to the national team, but after more consultation with the medical team, he had no choice but to pack up and head back to Naples.
At the last meeting, it was Stano that we all wanted to see. He didn’t lose the fight in the back, he was everywhere and he knew how to help the attack. Therefore, it is a great pity that he is not here.
football expert and former Slovak national team member
The loss of Lobotka is a significant problem for the team of coach Štefan Tarkovič before a pair of extremely demanding qualifying fights. The former representative sees the same Marián Zeman.
“Because it is very important especially in matches where we are under a certain pressure and we are not the favorite of the duel,” announce “It can be said that it is his strongest point. On the defensive, he is a pure unit among the defensive midfielders for me, but he can add his added value to that.
Whether in the construction of an attack, holding the ball, when it simply does not kick, but engages in the development of the attack. It was in these matches that he would be his greatest strength and would have an even more important position. A great pity that is not there now, and especially in the form in which it is located. “
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Possible replacement Patrik Hrošovský
Lobotka is no longer with the team, so Štefan Tarkovič must find the ideal tool that will be able to fill the hole after the 26-year-old midfielder of the Neapolitan SSC. Zeman can’t think of anyone other than the midfielder of the Belgian KRC Genk Patrik Hrošovský.
“Not everyone can play this post, there are no different alternatives. For the position of Lobotka, we must primarily look for a defensive midfielder and from this point of view, only Paťo Hrošovský comes out to me, even though he has not gotten many opportunities in Genk lately, “ intended by a well-known football expert.
“It is therefore questionable in what comfort and form he is. There is also one alternative solution with Juraj Kuck, who could get in front of the defense, although ‘Kuco’ is not a typical midfielder for me. That is why I am most asked by Hrošovský, who was somewhere at the level of Lobotka in his defensive work. He should be able to fulfill this task, “Zeman thinks.
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“When we talk about Bénes, Dud, Rusnák, Ber or Suslov, for example, for me they are all players who play a higher position. They are not players who move directly in front of the defense. From the point of view of the matches we saw, Jakub Hromada, for example, could play in this position.
He also has a perspective for the future, but he is obviously not in the necessary form, as he has not played for Slavia lately due to injury. Probably that’s why he wasn’t in the nomination and maybe that’s why coach Tarkovič didn’t call him later, “with regard to Zeman.
And he repeated: “Paťo Hrošovský pushes me the most there. We have it the most tested and compared to other players they played the most matches there. That is, if we do not count Lobotka. ”
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The absence of Lobotka will not harm the cabin. The chances of advancement are not great
We are talking about the importance of Stanislav Lobotka in this at a press conference, Štefan Tarkovič, and his words will also be confirmed by Captain Marek Hamšík. Therefore, his absence may be even more accessible to the team. However, Marián Zeman thinks that “falcons” are created in this way, which can contribute to any settlement.
“His absence may be reflected on the court, but if it can have any effect on the cabin, I think so. We say that this and that match is important to us, but it is everyone. The meetings that we did not manage in the initial qualifications were decisive. They are not the ones waiting for us, “they do not want to.
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“When I empathize with the players or remember my times, such a clear ‘we have to win’ situation is often even better for us than considering whether you can afford to take a risk, play a draw or go to a win. We have a clear idea of how we can fight for the champion. We are going to win in Russia and for the team’s psyche it is better than some calculations between the two variants, “says Zeman.
And if the “falcons” can’t finally make it to the World Championships in Qatar, the 29-time former national team defender will answer in words: “I am an eternal optimist and I believe that the chance is still there. However, when I should be a realist and have to do it, we are no longer the one who has a great chance to move forward. We are not popular. A chance to advance from the first place? That’s just a theory. “
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“We can’t think we have a team that is all about playing, which, of course, is never out of the question. We can try, let’s not consider any as a done or highly probable thing. The chances are definitely lower than before the start of the qualification, “ added Marián Zeman for ŠPORT.sk at the end.
In the fight for promotion to the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, Slovakia will meet on Friday first with Russia (played in Kazan, 20:45 CET) and then on Monday with Croatia (played in Osijek, 20:45 CET).
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