Satisfaction with the performance against Croatia, the premiere of Ladislav Almási on the basis of Slovakia and the visible progress of the team is the definitive end of the fight against the future at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. However, coach Štefan Tarkovič does not want to challenge himself.
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After a draw with the reigning vice-champion of the world, Slovakia’s progressive chance in the fight for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar is definitely zero. And although the situation with qualifications is very bitter, coach Stefan Tarkovic point in particular to the further improved performance of its trustees.
“It is very important for me that we played a difficult match, against demanding opponents and on difficult terrain with honor. We managed to meet all the goals that we set for the boys, “explains the 48-year-old coach after a 2: 2 draw in Osijek, Croatia.
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“We wanted to play the match so that we could be proud of ourselves. Even though we seem to win, the guys can certainly be proud of themselves. We would like to confirm the trend we currently have. This is the fifth match when he starts to have his face in the transition phase after winning the ball, “says Tarkovič.
“We played against tough opponents with extreme weight, and we were able to equal at least two goals scored. The plan was to be more efficient. We met the set goals in the match and I can only congratulate the boys on their performance. We were able to play a balanced part with the Croats on their soil, “ he pointed out.
Croatia – Slovakia: Lukáš Haraslín and Ladislav Almási enjoy 1: 2 goals
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Almasi a great positive for Tarkovich in the future
Among the great positives was the debutant basically eleven Ladislav Almási. The finisher of the Czech Baník Ostrava presented himself in an excellent world in Osijek, he even assisted in the goal ending of Lukáš Haraslín.
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“Laci is with us for a short time and I especially appreciate that they can perceive all things very quickly and with quality. Building cooperation between players takes some time, and it is very important to me that it fits in perfectly well. We were able to rely on him in the transition phase and in the end he was in several offensive actions, which ended in a goal. It is a very necessary impulse for me in the future, ” declares Tarkovič, who, however, expects even more from a 22-year-old shapely finisher.
“She is here first, none have performed well and I believe she has room to improve. He has potential, he is young, he plays in a quality competition and I don’t think that’s his ceiling. It’s just the beginning, ” Tarkovich predicts the curiosity of Almasim’s future.
Croatia – Slovakia: Marek Hamšík is leaving the field to be replaced by Matúš Bero in substitution
He already knew about Hamšík before the match
Shortly before the end of the first end of the affected middle field of “falcons” of the very protective layer. Marek Hamšík, holding on to the back of the thigh muscle, walked behind the sideline, handed the captain’s armband to Juraj Kuck and ended the match prematurely. Tarkovich admitted that he knew about the captain’s worries before the match.
“He already had problems with his hind thigh muscle after the match with Russia. We will complete the entire training on Sunday and before the match we will deal with whether or not it will be available. Marek decided to go to the match and I am very happy that he showed his character as well as the whole team. The boys want the best possible performances for Slovakia and sometimes they go to the point of injury. It is very advantageous for me that he decided the way he did and finally helped the team, “said a native of Prešov.
He ran out of place for the Turkish midfielder Trabzonspor Matúš Bero, but he definitely did not get lost on the field. “We wanted to play with two midfielders between sixteen and the classic six, which partly worked for us in the home match with the Croats, so that’s why Bero went. His demeanor and behavior was okay in some situations, “ praises the trustee Tarkovič.
He doesn’t want to argue
Štefan Tarkovič about something easy, as Slovakia presented itself in a serious sympathetic impression on serious Croatia. “The match fulfilled what he had. The chance before the match was theoretical and I also told the players in the cabin that today it was something other than the result, ” he thought.
Slovakia will reduce its chances, especially in the March hesitations with Cyprus (0: 0) and Malta (2: 2), but according to the national team coach, there were more reasons. However, as he said, they do not intend to argue.
“If I evaluated each one at a time separately, there would be more of those reasons. I stand by what I said already in November, when I came to the team – Slovakia is limited by the possibilities it has, “ Tarkovic claims.
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“It was clear that when the players were fine and played regularly, they finally played good matches in the national team. It might look different in March. I don’t want it to be seen as an excuse, no small to eleven changes in three matches, plus other things that weren’t easy. “ assesses.
“I am not arguing, it was a reality. However, I am glad that since September he has been showing masculine character, he has his quality and he is making progress. I believe that was not the ceiling as we achieve play. I think this team can play even better, “ added Štefan Tarkovič, coach of the Slovak national football team.
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