News 19.6.2008

22 Players Took Part in the First Summer Training of AS

The preparation for the 2008/2009 season is starting after the two-week break.

The insides of the Trenčín-Town Stadium were busy on Monday, 9 am. Players were rushing through the corridors, team management was making last adjustments to the training plans, and technical staff was preparing and distributing sport equipment. The two weeks of holidays elapsed quickly and the time has come to start working hard. Besides the known faces, a couple of new talented young players came to Trenčín who will try to show their qualities during the short prep period. 22 players altogether participated in the first training unit. Martin Kasálek and the junior Milan Marušinec were excused because of their study duties and Peter Kleščík is out with injury.

The first training started with no big words. The team’s management first welcomed the players and then Ivan Galád gave a short but very dynamic and terrific speech. The first training phase continued afterwards. In the afternoon, the coach had personal consultations with each player that were followed by weighting and lung-parameter measurements.

“I liked the training. It made good sense,” Juraj Križko expressed his satisfaction with the first sweat. This universal, able to play both in offense and defense signed a new one-year contract with AS just a few days ago. “I welcomed the opportunity to stay in Trenčín. I did not want to go anywhere else. My daughter was born not long ago, which, together with the fact that I live near the stadium, played an important role in my decision making,” added the newfangled father with the smile. The new entry to his family is visible virtually at the first glance. The new tattoos on his hand are disclosing the names of daughter and wife. “My daughter’s name is Melánia and Veronika is my wife,” explained the new pieces in his collection of tattoos the tall footballer. “I would like to dedicate my next goal to my daughter. I hope that it will happen soon and not when she is teenaged sitting somewhere on the tribune,” showed his sense of humor Juraj Križko.

Csaba Horváth was in a good mood after the first day, too. “I would say it was a ‘get-acquainted’ training after the holidays. The coach sent a couple of positive impulses to us. My feeling after this first meeting is that he knows exactly what he wants. He has got goals,” noticed the team’s captain who immediately found common ground with the new AS acquisition – Csaba Szorád. “We come from the same region, play on the same posts, and moreover we have the same first names. I have known Csaba only as a rival by now. This is the first time we are in one team together. I believe that we will get along all right on the pitch as well as outside of it,” said Horváth.

The coaching triumvirate worked hard from the early morning. Everything had to be prepared before the first meeting. “The preparation of our players is much more important than ours. It was evident that some of them had prepared for their first training more responsibly than the others. But I agree. We duly prepare for each training as well. Everything must be ready - from the first cone up until the last minute of the training,“ explained Ivan Galád developing his thoughts further; “I would not like to speak about any position or number of points. My priority is to teach my players how to win. I told them that I would be happy if people on the streets recognized them. Not for their alcoholic scandals or other sportsmen regime trespasses but because of their quality performance on the pitch. We want to win but there is a long way in front of us. There will be sacrifices. My criteria are very strict.“

Intrinsic energy, enthusiasm, and enormous determination are literally sparkling out of Ivan Galád. He knows that one of the key success factors is replenishment of the team. Another one is hard work with those who are willing to do their absolutely best to succeed. And those who are not will definitely have a tough time with coach Galád.

Participants in the First Season’s Training of AS Trenčín:

Goalkeepers: D. Rožník, Šimlaščík (junior team AS), Rup (trial)

Defenders: Čögley, Olej (junior team AS), Godál, Szorád, Cs. Horváth, Peciar (trial), Ekhardt (trial)

Midfields: Báez, Marček, Gergel, Chanti, Hlohovský, Kukumberg (trial), Mišutka (trial)

Forwards: Depetris, Križko, Šebek, M. Rožník, M. Zubo

Author: ek, ms
Games schedule
16:00 Limassol
Friendly games, 25.1.2020
FK Čukarički - AS Trenčín
Friendly games, 22.1.2020
Górnik Zabrze vs AS Trenčín
Standings
# Team Score Points
1. ŠK Slovan Bratislava 42:11 45
2. MŠK Žilina 29:15 35
3. FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda 29:22 35
4. MFK Ružomberok 22:23 25
5. MFK Zemplín Michalovce 24:23 23
6. FC Spartak Trnava 22:23 23
7. FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce - Vráble 18:20 23
8. AS Trenčín 29:29 21
9. FK Senica 22:30 19
10. ŠKF Sereď 17:26 18
11. FC Nitra 14:29 15
12. FK Pohronie Žiar nad Hronom Dolná Ždaňa 19:36 14

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