One of two complete newcomers to the meeting of the Slovak national football team before the three September matches of the MS 2022 qualification is the goalkeeper František Plach. He arrived in Senec on Sunday together with the club teammate from Gliwice, Poland, Jakub Holúbek.
“I learned 100% about the nomination only from the press of coach Tarkovič. I was very happy about it, it’s an honor for me to be here. It is the fulfillment of what I have been working on all my life. Representation is the dream of every football player. It came at the age of 29, which may be a little later, but I’m very happy. “ stated František Plach in an interview on the website of the Slovak Football Association.
In the 2018/2019 season, Plach became the champion of Poland with the Piast Gliwice team and was also the best goalkeeper of the Polish Ekstraklasa. In 25 matches, which he caught at the time, he shone up to 12 times with a clean account. In the last season 2020/2021, Gliwice finished in the final sixth place in the table, but they are still among the top. They are currently in fifth place after six laps. Nevertheless, Plach won the invitation to the national team not only among substitutes until the end of the summer of 2021.
“Just being among the substitutes is a big deal, but I wanted to work on myself even more to get to the meeting. And now it worked out. It’s good that there is a lot of competition between the goalkeepers in the national team, that’s part of it. I am happy that Slovakia has such goalkeepers that I have someone to compare it to, “ said a native of Žilina.
According to him, he still has a valid contract for a year and a half in the team from Gliwice and he is happy there. However, this does not mean that he does not want to move to a higher level in his career yet. “I have built a position in Gliwice in three years. I’m still trying to do my best. However, I would like to move even better. However, I will not be specific. “ outlined his future.
In the coming days, three important matches will be waiting for the Slovak national team on the way to Qatar in 2022. First, it will be home Slovenia on September 1 in Ljubljana. Three days later, the Slovaks will compete with the Croats in Bratislava on Tehelna pole and will host the Cypriot players at the same place on September 7.
“We want to get as many points as possible from these three matches. The Slovenian team includes a quality striker Šporar, who played in Slovan. And each of our opponents has a familiar name in the attack. We will do everything to succeed. “ said goodbye Plach on the futbalsfz.sk website.
After the first three matches of the World Cup 2022 qualification, Slovakia belongs to the third place in the H-group with 5 points with a deficit of one point for the leader Croatia.
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