How was it playing against Leverkusen with Leipzig?
Was your new club far away?
comfortable, normal between the same guys like me. There wasn’t any problem.”
Is Prague your home?
When did you start following the Bundesliga?
“Of course, when I was young I knew the teams that played in the Bundesliga but it wasn’t like now. Now, you have social media and applications, live sport. You can watch the score, points, matches, everything. Now, it’s easier. Of course, I knew from before how things were going here.”
Do you know any Czech players that have played in the Bundesliga?
“Pavel Kuka. Jiri Nemec. A lot of other players.”
Is your goal to reach one of the Champions League qualification spots?
“First of all, a big success that we qualified for the tournament. Already, it could be my first big tournament for the Czech Republic. Unfortunately, we have to wait for that but I think that our group is not easy. We have to try to make good results against the teams we have there, maybe with a bit of luck, we can pass through.”
Leverkusen had some prominent departures. How would you rate the quality left in the team?
“I am convinced about the quality here. Many quality players play here. I think a lot of young players with hunger want to reach more and more. I think this can be a good way to make us successful.”