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3. 8. 2016 | 10:11 back to news

There’s a lot of hard work awaiting the boys in the National Arena in Bucharest on Wednesday night. Even though chances of advancing to the next round are slightly lower after the home 1-1 draw in the first leg, they believe in success.

Both home matches against Steaua and Slovácko had one thing in common. Not really a convincing second half.

“That’s a thing we need to work on. We must not let the opposition create so many chances,” said David Bičík, who conceded all three goals this season in a second half of both matches.

“Our performance is not optimal for the whole 90 minutes, which is a serious problem,” admits Zdeněk Ščasný, the manager.

“Steaua have not surprised us, the way we play is still the main factor here. It is all about us. Sure, Steaua are technically and tactically good, but all we need to do, is to improve our performance,” Ščasný said.

“We haven’t been able to keep certain level of our play for the whole 90 minutes. We need the players to believe in what they can do. To believe, they are a strong team. This match is great for achieving just that,” the headcoach added.

David Bičík believes Sparta will benefit from their successful Europa League run last season.

“It would be great to play the same way as in Rome. Scoring two quick goals in the first twenty minutes would be awesome. However, we had an early lead against Slovácko, as well… We must not go soft with the lead, we need to play good football until the final whistle,” Bičík said.

 

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