With a goal and assistance, Patrik Schick participated in the Czech Republic’s 2-0 victory over Belarus in the qualification for the World Cup. The 25-year-old striker managed to reach Antonín Panenka and Tomáš Skuhravý in the 17th national team goal, which he respects. He was also praised by coach Jaroslav Šilhavý, according to whom Schick is expected to continue to help the national team in a similar way.
“It’s nice to be in such company. I’d say I got there relatively quickly. Of course I want to keep doing it. It’s quite a fire for me in the rep. I’m sure I’ll add a lot more goals.” Schick said at a press conference. He misses a single shot in the elite fifteen best shooters in Czech and Czechoslovak history. “I hope the next meeting works out,” added a native of Prague.
Šilhavý praised him after the match. “Patrik showed in Friday’s duel at home with Wales (2: 2) that he was dangerous. They doubled him, tripled him. I saw that they respect him and Patrik that he has form. Today he helped us to win and three points. “She’s still waiting for him.” I believe Patrik will keep shooting. “ said the 59-year-old coach.
He wonders if Schick from Leverkusen will get to an even better club. “He’s a young boy. He was the top scorer on the euro with (Cristian) Ronald. He’s still rising. His name is inflected by more clubs in more countries. It will depend on him and how he avoids injuries if he stays in Leverkusen, or he will be transferred to another team. He is a great striker and has great talent. “ said Šilhavý.
Schick opened the score on neutral ground in Kazan in the 22nd minute, when he leaned from the air in the lime to the center of Michal Sadílek. “The volley shot was the first thought, and I followed that. I wanted to play it from number one to the back pole. I could have cleaned it up a little more so he wouldn’t touch it, but luckily it fit in that way,” remarked the author of the winning goal.
In the 65th minute, he passed Adam Hložek to his premier hit in the national team.“I like to guide it like this to the center on the left. Overall, the Belarusians were quite often with each other. There was no room to shoot from a medium distance, or somewhere behind the lime. hit, “ Schick stated.
He was not worried about his team’s victory. “I basically felt like we were controlling the whole match and not letting them go. It’s just a shame we didn’t add more goals.” said a former Sparta player, Bohemians 1905, Sampdorie Genoa, AS Rome and Leipzig.
By winning, the Czechs kept a real hope for second place in the group they are fighting for Wales. They last appeared at the World Championships in 2006. “I would like us to be the generation that gets there. It would be a great tournament and experience. It’s important to me. It is to be hoped that Wales will lose somewhere and we will get closer to second place in a month,” said Schick. Šilhavého’s selection will end on November 16 at home with Estonia.