Team analysis

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Czech Republic squad
No.PlayerBornPos.SVNBELGERGSClub
1Filip Truksa03/07/1998Goalkeeper 6+80 FC Hradec Králové (CZE)
2Denis Granečný07/09/1998Defender808080 FC Baník Ostrava (CZE)
3Libor Holík12/05/1998Defender808080 1. FC Slovácko (CZE)
4Marek Richter23/05/1998Defender808080 FK Teplice (CZE)
5Daniel Köstl23/05/1998Defender 40* AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
6Michal Sadílek31/05/1999Midfield808073* 1. FC Slovácko (CZE)
7Antonín Vaníček22/04/1998Forward25+18+ Bohemians Praha 1905 (CZE)
8Ondřej Lingr07/10/1998Midfield66*62*40+1 MFK Karviná (CZE)
9Marcel Čermák25/11/1998Midfield55*71*7+ SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
10Ondřej Šašinka21/03/1998Forward77*8080 FC Baník Ostrava (CZE)
11Dominik Breda27/02/1998Midfield14+3*+40+ FC Hradec Králové (CZE)
13Alex Král19/05/1998Midfield808080 SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
15Daniel Souček18/07/1998Midfield SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
16Martin Jedlička24/01/1998Goalkeeper8073 1. FK Příbram (CZE)
17Tomáš Balvín13/05/1998Defender AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
18Ondřej ��ežulka25/09/1998Midfield808080 SK Slavia Praha (CZE)
19Daniel Turyna26/02/1998Forward3+ 40* AC Sparta Praha (CZE)
20Matěj Chaluš02/02/1998Defender808080 Bohemians Praha 1905 (CZE)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Václav Černý
09/12/68
"The players felt big-tournament pressure at the start, but we got into our rhythm and probably deserved greater rewards. Things went against us at the critical moments and that undermined our confidence. We used the tournament to see how good we were and to assess the quality of our players. One goal in three games was a clear indication that our biggest weakness was our failure to convert chances."

Czech Republic team analysis

Czech Republic team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with attacks based on vertical moves with and without ball
• Fierce high pressure to disrupt opponents' build-up, notably v Belgium
• Central attacking midfielder quick to press centre-backs
• Quick transitions with long balls or short passing on less-protected flank
• Emphasis on attacks via flanks with full-backs supporting and overlapping
• Target striker good at holding ball up for oncoming midfielders
• Physical strength, aerial power; well-rehearsed set plays, many players in box