By Adeboye Amosu:
Czech Republic goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik described Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly win against the Super Eagles of Nigeria as a valuable one, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Karel Jarolim’s men were thrashed 4-0 by Australia in another friendly fixture last Friday but bounced back with an impressive showing against the World Cup-bound West Africans.
“It was a valuable victory for us. We controlled the game and created a number of chances too,” Vaclik was told Tyden.cz.
“They (Nigeria) played better in the second half but we stood up to them. It was a different performance from us than against Australia.”
Czech Republic head coach, Karel Jarolim, made a number of changes to the team that lost to the Australians and also tinkered with the formation, adopting a 3-5-2 as against the 4-3-3 they lined up with against Australia.
And the 29-year-old FC Basel shot stopper stated that the players acquainted themselves well in the game.
“We were more compact when under pressure. We also used it against Germany in the qualifier and it was our best performance,” he said.
“It’s good that we have two options among which we can switch.”