Training boycott? Nonsense!
The Romanian media reported that a larger group of players had refused to train on Monday after match training with Teplice. Such information is not based on the truth. After reading this article, Nicolae Stanciu and Alex Chipciu asked for an opportunity to comment these speculations.
The reality of Monday morning in Letná? At 9 AM team meeting, at 10.00 started training. The team was separated into two groups - one included those who played all or part of the match with FK Teplice. In the second, footballers who are coming back after the injury (Drchal, Zahustel) and those who did not play the match against Teplice (for example, Ćivić and Kanga).
Program? Regeneration and gym for the first part of the team, training on the pitch for the second group. Plus an individual program for players who cannot train completely (Václav Kadlec). "The team’s approach to the training was without any problems. Everyone was following the instructions of the coaching team," said fitness coach Tomáš Malý. So, not training boycott, but the usual post-match day.
"I don’t have any problem with the coach. He's the one who brought me to Sparta. Yes, we don’t enjoy positive moments, and I am also sorry to the fans who support us, but we are together. It is also up to us to play so much better," added Alex Chipciu to the speculations on the internet.
"Speculations in the Romanian media are pointless. We are sad of our situation in the league, but the boycotting of the trainings would not solve anything. We have no problem with the coach. Monday’s training was as usual." said Nicolae Stanciu.