News 1.4.2010

Salinas Didn’t Fail His Chelsea Test

The only 17-year-old Paraguayan went through an inspiring trip to London.

The only 17-year-old Paraguayan Jorge Salinas went through an inspiring trip to London. His ultimate destination was the training center of one of the top English and European clubs - FC Chelsea. We’re bringing Jorge’s impressions from his stay. ‘I came from Paraguay to Slovakia eight months ago and got all the way to Chelsea in this short time,’ said Salinas smiling wide.

The journey of the promising offensive midfield to Great Britain took place thanks to the contacts of the owner of AS Trenčín Tschen La Ling with the sports director of Chelsea Frank Arnesen. ‘It wasn’t a classical trial. Internships like this are more like a part of player’s career development. We wanted to help him experience the work of the club and increase his motivation,’ said the club’s marketing manager Igor Schlesinger, who accompanied Salinas in England. Salinas was like an ambassador of AS. ‘He had to show his qualities. He was also supposed to present our work. If he failed, it wouldn’t be a good signal for Chelsea.’

Salinas didn’t fail eventually. He went through a training session with the reserve team and then took physical tests. The best was still to come though. In the Wednesday’s game against the reserve team of Charlton, he presented himself with two goal assistances. He also participated in another goal that was however not admitted by the referee. In spite of that, he contributed significantly to the win of ‘his’ team 3:2. ‘It has all brought one interesting thing. One would expect him to put all his energy into training. Jorge is however experienced enough to know that the game is what really matters. He didn’t show everything in the training. His performance in the game was totally different," Schlesinger disclosed.

On the last day of his stay, Salinas also visited the Stamford Bridge. By then, he had only seen the training center. Also the main team practices in the center with 36 grounds. ‘The reserve shares the complex with the Premier League’s team. The other part belongs to the junior teams. We could therefore meet players who, from various reasons, had not been nominated for the Champion League’s game such as Čech, Ferreira, Essien, and Cole,’ says Salinas obviously satisfied with his stay in London. He also added some information about the home stadium of ‘The Blues’; ‘We were in the room where contracts are signed. I rather bypassed the most important chair. I’ll try it when my time comes,’ said Salinas and we’ll cross his fingers. We would also like to thank Nemanja Matič, who took care of the duo from Trenčín.

Author: mg, ek
Games schedule
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FC Spartak Trnava vs AS Trenčín
Standings
# 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

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