Glasgow (dpa) – With his celebration including strokes of long-range genius, Patrik Schick has evoked himself straight among the greats of Czech football.
As the last national player to date, former Dortmund player Tomas Rosicky scored a double in a major tournament 15 years ago. And for Schick, after his two goals in the 2-0 (1-0) game against Scotland at the start of the European Championship, from his coach’s point of view, the end is far from over. Jaroslav Silhavy promised at the European Football Championship: “He is a great footballer. It will not be his last goal, we will see more of him.”
Next goal: jump to the knockout stage
With their away win at Hampden Park in Glasgow against the Scotland Outsiders, the Czechs fulfilled their duty to reach the Round of 16. “It wasn’t easy at all, we all knew in advance that it was going to be a tough match for us – maybe even the deciding match in this group,” Hertha captain Vladimir Darida said.
Now, the first jump in the knockout stage of a European Championship since 2012 should ideally take place against the two most traded teams in Group D. “We have to treat the two matches against Croatia and England with the same teamwork and with the same energy,” said striker Shaik. “And I think that’s exactly what we’re going to do.” Orgasm increases at home, too: “The beginning of dreams!” I wrote the Internet portal “sport.cz”.
The main player is chic
25-year-old Schick owns a big stake. At the end of the last Bundesliga season, the professional Bayer Leverkusen player was in low gear. But in the Czech national shirt, the central striker has shone with eight goals in the past eleven matches.
His coach was always agitated when asked about his number 10. “We know he’s a genius and he knows how to lock in,” Sylhavi said. Next Friday (6:00 pm) The Czechs can secure their ticket to the best round of 16 against world champions Croatia, who made a bad impression in the 1-0 draw against England. If possible with other great works to check.