News 12.4.2008

Interview with the General Manager of AS Trenčín about the Current Situation in the Club

Róbert Rybníček: „We keep on going this way in spite of the bad results“

How are you feeling about the current unsuccessful results of AS Trenčín?

It is definitely a complicated period. We all expected to be somewhere else in the table. However, in comparison to the past, I am taking this situation much more patiently. In the recent couple of years, we have always fought not only to save the league but also to save the club itself. Potential fall into the lower league could have fatal consequences for AS Trenčín. It had been still more and more difficult to keep balanced budget. We could only succeed in it thanks to the transfers of our best players. Our financial situation today is completely different. Thanks to the new owner, we have achieved long-term financial stability so we can concentrate on continuous work. We are building a strong team. It will consist of our best fosterlings and quality players with long-term contracts. We did not want to solve the situation by hiring experienced but non-perspective players who would take Trenčín just as one of many of their club stops. We need players who would identify with the club and who would fight for it. It is true that there is some deficit of experience in this team but when our young players go through a lot of difficult matches and some new good players arrive, we will be able to show interesting results. We will keep on going this way in spite of the current unfavorable results.

The defeat against Banská Bystrica got Trenčín into a very unpleasant situation…

We perceive this situation very intensively. Tschen La Ling shares a commitment with all people working in AS Trenčín structures including myself to keep on fighting if our chance to save the league still exists. It is true however, that the current results are forcing us to think about alternatives. We are getting ready for both scenarios. It is however much easier to plan the future today than in the previous years because our financial situation is different.

Are you also preparing some personal changes?

Certainly yes. As I mentioned before, we want to cooperate with our best players and bring some new quality. We are putting together a team that will be able to meet the declared goals. Acclimatization of internationals is a bit slower than we expected but we do not panic. We would also like to resolve the issue of coaches conceptually. We chose Martin Stano before the spring part of the season. Although he is a very young coach, I am persuaded he has a potential. We trust him even though the results of the team under his coaching do not meet our expectations. We are trying to help him and it is just up to him if he is able to make full use of it. No dramatic personal changes are planned until the end of the season. We will get back to the personal question after the season is over. We will continue only with those people willing to accept the way we try to work in this club. The other ones will have to go.

There is still a question what will happen in case of fall into the lower league. How will the Dutch owner react?

Tschen La Ling came to Trenčín with certain goals. He definitely wants to achieve them. He did not like defeats as a player and he believes in success also today. We have made mistakes and we have to avoid them in the future. We are still doing our best to save the league. It is getting harder but we are still trying. Even if we were unsuccessful, we would continue cooperating together with our partners from the Netherlands. They showed courage in the beginning of the project that does not produce the expected results so far. In spite of that, we will keep on working. Some things are difficult to accomplish. The nicer it will be when our goals are finally achieved.

Author: astn, 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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