Slovan has 13 novices: Slovaks, Czechs, Americans and Slovenes

BRATISLAVA. “He has a very strong voice and strictly requires discipline,” said coach Rostislav Chad in July after the first training with Slovan new player in the defense Ivan Baranka.

The Czech coach will join the Bratislava team even in the third season of KHL.

Sixty-year-old Chada signed a contract with the Slav in February last year.

After the failed year of the year, he was told to leave.Competitors have grown

“After a big body change, we have been working to make all the players ready for the KHL matches,” said the SME coach from Brno. “Not all of us have been physically well prepared at the beginning.”

In comparison with the previous season, the Slovan has up to thirteen novices. The Swedish goalkeeper Johan Backlund, the Slovak defender Ivan Barank, Tomáš Mustafa and Canadian Kurtis Foster, the American wingsman Matt Murley, Patrick White, the Slovenian couple Žiga Jeglič, Rok Tičar, the Czech invaders Tomáš Netík, Václav Nedorosta and Slovaks Ladislav Nagy, Tomáš Surový, Mária Luntera . Without Foster and Stajnocha

In ten preparatory games, Chada was looking for the optimal set, with no one remaining in the composition of the previous year.In the goal, Janus fought for a post with Backlund, but the unit was not clear.

“I did not have a winner with Vítkovice last week, but I did have enough time to get the KHL kick off,” the coach said after a 1-1 draw with Czech Extraligist.

“Unfortunately, we can not count on Foster in the first rounds, who has been training for interleaving muscles problems for three weeks.We have promised a lot of the player’s qualities. “

As Martin Štajnoch has a broken rib, the club has been engaged by the Mayor.

The team in the preparation of ten matches won six with a score of 23:23. “We played best in Switzerland in a winning match against CSKA Moscow,” Chada said.

“The problem was individual bugs, powerups, more effective shooting. We have to strive for a stronger and easier conclusion. “

Slovan has only scored one more goal than Broska Bystrica (4: 1). The biggest loss suffered with Minsk (0: 6). Successful entry is the basis

In the past season KHL Slovan did not catch the beginning.He lost the first three games and after six races he had only two points on the table of the Western Conference table.

“Successful entry into the league is a prerequisite for us to think about meeting the main goal – progress to play-off,” Chada said.

Slovan begins at 19.00 on Thursday at Zagreb.