Euro Floorball Tour 2016-Czechs without a single point
Source: Flickr-Czech floorball
Last weekend 4-6 November 2016 EFT (Euro Floorball Tour) Men and juniors competed in Växjö, Sweden, Switzerland. EFT took place this year for the second time, and since the World Championships in Latvia began in less than a month, they were also a general where the trainers could set up ideal sets for the top event of floorball sport. EFT participates in 4 top floorball countries - Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. It's a so-called strong floorball four.
Matches of our representation usually take place in a way that we usually lose the Nordic, while the Swiss are fighting the fierce fight for third place.
This was not the case this year, where we got the least playable and unpopular opponent for us - Sweden. The match developed interestingly until our player Tomasik got a penalty for 5 minutes and it was decided. The Swedes escorted us with a two-digit result of 3-11. During the match, we could not miss the fatal mistakes that our players showed - such as the throw of Tomas Kafka goalkeeper on the direct Swede, and Tomasik's unnecessary elimination for 5 minutes.
Another opponent was Finland with whom ours can do better than the Swedes, Fini against us in their favorite white jerseys, and during the second third it was clear that this time we will not have them. We received another shameful defeat from the Finns 3:10 and it is becoming clear that with our floorball it does not look good. The elite rival of TOP4 was defeated for the last time on December 14, 2014, they were Swiss at their home championship and thanks to this we have received bronze medals. Since then, neither of our elite rivals has defeated and there have been 12 unlucky defeats in a row.
The following day, our representatives waited for a final fight with the Swiss and if we hoped for a better performance, we did not say the result than against the Nordic ones, so we did not wait, we lost in our favorite red jersey 5: 9, although it should be noted that the last two goals we got to an empty goal in the game without a goalkeeper.
It is a question for the leadership of the team and above all the coach Radim Cepk, who has a lot of hope for taking a lesson from such a performance, or will continue the established trend of the descending performances of our team. Some players seem to be really behind the zenith and the team is just out of acquaintance. Unfortunately, it is clear from the trainers' comments that they are more or less satisfied with performances, and objective criticism and self-reflection are usually lacking. The question is whether the game performance of our representation is caused by the absence of younger and more predatory players from the extraliga, or simply by not having the current peak and we have to reconcile with the position of the fourth of the top 4. The team lacks the predatoryness and fervor for the game and it seems Loss begins to get used to, which is the worst possible scenario. Let us hope that the World Cup in Riga, which starts in less than 3 months, will be forgotten and the Czech team will play again for the medal.