Slavia will have five matches until the end of the season and, compared to the vast majority of the year, he will have an unusually complete staff. He will also be able to choose from the stopper’s post, where the red and whites have been in trouble since August.
On Wednesday, Ondřej Kúdela and David Hovorka competed for the first time this season, and after a failed introductory 20-minute show, they showed why they shone in the Champions League against Inter or Barcelona two years ago.
The great advantage of the Czech pair lies in the passing, Kúdela is one of the best quarterbacks in the league, and Hovorka will significantly help him in the backwards with his speed. Experience with superstructure matches also plays in their favor.
When to use this pair: In big matches against Sparta and Pilsen, then definitely on Baník. These three matches need a calm head and as many leaders as possible, both requirements of Kúdela and Hovorka apply.
In the autumn, Taras Kačaraba and Aiham Ousou played well, but the spring part is not very good for them. Both are wrong, in big matches there is nervousness, maybe a bit of a language barrier.
Their playing time also depends on the health condition of Aleš Mandous. It is obvious that Jindřich Trpišovský builds a defensive trefoil on the basis of harmony, ie when he plays Ousa and Kačaraba, Mandous catches it, when Hovorka and Kúdela, Kolář gets priority.
When to use this pair: In the rotation of a great pair, matches with Hradec and Slovácko could take place so that Hovorka and Kúdela can rest.
Even the two pairs used the coaching staff in the spring, but it was always in a situation where the staplers glued the set or needed to rotate. If Jindřich Trpišovský bet on one of these alternatives, it would probably be with Kolář in the gate.
When to use one of these pairs: Hard to say. The only thing on offer is the deployment of the Kačarab duo, Kúdela in Ostrava, where football is always more of a fight and Kačarab’s centimeters can come in handy. On the other hand, we have already seen that the Ukrainian defender is quite often wrong under pressure.
source: SK Slavia Prague