In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic’s soccer team lose to Turkey in New York, making it four friendlies, no wins for coach Michal Bílek; Petr Frydrych comes second in the javelin at a Diamond League meeting in Shanghai; and Usain Bolt will again be the biggest star at Ostrava’s Golden Spike on Thursday.
Czechs lose to Turkey in disappointing friendly in New York
Ivan Hašek, the president of the Czech football association, is with the squad in America.
“I’m disappointed with the result and above all with the fact that, though there were a few good moments, the Turks were better and deserved to win…We need to improve a lot by September and I expect a whole lot more.”
“I think the players know how to play but everybody is used to something different at their clubs. This is the national team and we have to find one style of playing and all the players have to stick to it. The coach is trying to build a style, we’re trying to build it, but it isn’t always visible on the pitch. Some of the guys are here for the first or second time. It’s difficult for them, and could take some time.”
The Czechs’ next game is against the United States on Tuesday. They return to Prague the following day.
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Frydrych second in men’s javelin at Diamond League meeting in Shanghai
Petr Frydrych came second in the men’s javelin at a Diamond League meeting in Shanghai on Sunday. The Czech, who is coached by the great Jan Železný, took the silver with a personal record throw of 85 metres and 60 centimetres.