News 18.9.2008

A Defender or a Forward?

Juraj Križko: “I was not getting to a lot of scoring chances as a forward.“

A Defender or a Forward?

Juraj Križko: “I was not getting to a lot of scoring chances as a forward.“

His name is associated with a position of forward in the football community. His stellar moments came in the round 10 of the previous season. He scored a hat trick in the ‘memorable’ game against Zlaté Moravce. Neither before nor afterwards was he able to score a single goal. Nothing. This is one of the reasons why he moved to the sweeper’s position.

Juraj’s suffering culminated in the game against Šaľa. “We had perhaps eight clear scoring opportunities, but I as a forward was in none of them. But it was not just in the game against Duslo. I was generally not getting to a lot of scoring opportunities,“ thinks Križko about his recent goalless games. Just after the game in Šaľa, the player #22 made an important decision. “At one of our trainings, we were free to choose a post. I chose a post in the defense. I was probably successful because the coach told me to try to stay in the position,” welcomed the player the offered change.

Realizing the lack of offensive creativity, he started to fully concentrate on working on his defensive skills. After less than a week of training, he tried his new role in the preparatory game against Nitra. His performance in it was solid and sound so the coach decided to try him in the league game against the B-team of Košice. “The last time I played in this position was in my junior age and then a half a year in Veľký Lapáš. In spite of that, my adaptation to the new role did not last too long. Csaba Szórád helped me a lot in the game and we cooperated very well. I liked it and especially after we scored our first goal,“ ‘Kaká’ as his teammates call him smiles. Who knows? Maybe he will have to look for another football idol. He really adapted in the defense almost immediately. He did not score in the five-goal game against Košice. “I do not care. Important is that we won not if I or someone else scored," said Križko.

Miloš Volešák also likes his new partner in the defense: “I had practically nothing to do. I think Juro fitted perfectly. He was collecting all headers similarly to what he does in trainings.“ At the end, we asked him a clear question: “Are you still a forward or already a defender? “I feel more like a defender now,” said he after a short consideration.

Author: ms, ek
Games schedule
Fortuna league, baráž, 14.7.2020
FC Spartak Trnava vs AS Trenčín
# Team Score Points
1. ŠK Slovan Bratislava 57:14 68
2. MŠK Žilina 48:25 51
3. FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda 42:28 50
4. FC Spartak Trnava 30:32 35
5. MFK Ružomberok 28:33 32
6. MFK Zemplín Michalovce 31:49 32
7. AS Trenčín 52:43 39
8. FC ViOn Zlaté Moravce - Vráble 27:33 33
9. ŠKF Sereď 29:41 27
10. FK Senica 26:40 26
11. FK Pohronie Žiar nad Hronom Dolná Ždaňa 25:44 26
12. FC Nitra 23:36 25

complete standings

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