/ INTERVIEW / With the new team, he completed a series of trainings in the old calendar year, but in the match Petr Vrabec saw the Prague football players for the first time now. During the introductory performance at the winter tournament in Brandýs nad Labem, his team drew 3: 3 (1: 2, behind Zápy Matějka 2, April) with the Prague Admira playing the third league in the second group. The 59-year-old coach, who also won two championship titles with Slavia as an assistant, was not completely satisfied after the match.
Winter tournament in Brandýs: SK Zápy (red and white jerseys) – Admira Prague
| Photo: Deník / Luboš Kurzweil
How did you see your first match as the coach of Záp?
It was the first match after a break, so it was obvious. We train quite a bit, so I wouldn’t make it a science. It was no glory and I expect some to argue far more with it. I hope the next match will be different.
Are you more with the new team?
I already met during December, when we had seven workouts. I watched the player. Training and wrestling is of course a big difference. I’m a little disappointed now. Not that they did it wrong, but football is about the will. One may be tired, but there must be no things we have said.
You return to the coaching role after a short break, don’t you?
After a two-year job as an assistant in Ústí, I was in the same position in Jihlava for a year. I haven’t had anything for half a year, but now since December.
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Was there an offer from the local management for a long thought?
Not at all. I can do football all the time, I really enjoy it. Of course, every coach wants to be successful. Just figure out how with players now, what will suit them and lead to success.
In Zápy, they are used to the top positions and even after the fifth autumn place, they do not hide their desire to win the competition. Do you count on the highest ambitions?
Of course, the ambitions are only the highest.
You used to go to Záp as Hořovice as a rival. How does the club affect you after you have taken over as a coach?
I see the club is healthy. There are good guys in it. You just need to wake up to even more initiative on the field. To make football happy and win.
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Are you also trying to transform your staff during the winter?
We have four players here for the test (goalkeeper Durov, Mbah – both from Horek, Zoubek from Venice and Trenkwitz from Meteor Prague). We’re waiting to see if a decent one falls out. We are looking for players in the basic line-up rather than expanding the staff.