Patrik Schick reveals he planned his stunning long-range lob against Scotland in the FIRST HALF after the Czech Republic matchwinner observed goalkeeper David Marshall standing properly off his line
Czech Republic matchwinner Patrik Schick has revealed he planned his surprise purpose against Scotland after recognizing goalkeeper David Marshall off his line earlier in the recreation.
After his first half header put his nation 1-0 up at Hamden Park, Schick looped the ball over Marshall with a stunning strike from practically 50 yards, sending the goalkeeper scurrying again earlier than it discovered the web.
It is being earmarked as an early purpose of Euro 2020 contender after stealing the present on Scotland’s first main event look in 23 years.
Patrik Schick (left) revealed he planned his surprise purpose against Scotland in the first half
The striker revealed he observed goalkeeper David Marshall was standing off his line in first half
And Schick revealed the strike was no fluke after noticing in the first half that the Scotland No 1 had been positioning himself excessive up the subject.
After the recreation, the striker instructed the BBC: ‘Yeah, I noticed him (off his line). I checked in the first half when this case would come. I knew he was staying very excessive and when the ball got here I checked the place he was standing.
‘I knew that he stayed very excessive. When the ball got here, I simply shortly checked him, noticed he was out, so I attempted. It was a pleasant purpose.’
The official distance of the strike comes in at 49.7 yards, setting a document for the longest distance from which a purpose has been scored in the historical past of the European Championship.
His first was additionally spectacular, meeting Vladimir Coufal’s cross with a looping header simply earlier than half time.
After noticing it once more early in second half, Schick tried his luck and scored a stunning second
The effort noticed Marshall scurry again in the direction of his purpose after being caught out by the strike
The brace received the Czechs off to the excellent begin in Group D and they’ll now have ambitions on advancing to the knock-out levels after going prime of the group.
Schick claimed it was very important his facet received a victory in their opener.
‘The first recreation is absolutely vital and we’re so pleased we’ve got gained the recreation’, the 25-year-old added.
‘It’s all the time arduous to play against us as a result of we’ve got a whole lot of hard-working gamers. Scotland have been a tricky opponent and we have been prepared for his or her techniques.
The Czech striker additionally opened the scoring in the Group D conflict with a tremendous header in first half
‘Of course (assured they’ll beat Croatia). We knew they seem to be a very robust opponent. We anticipate one other recreation that will probably be just a little bit completely different. We will put together as greatest we will, and we’ll see.’
Scotland will now journey to face England at Wembley on Friday in determined want of a outcome, as Czech Republic face Croatia earlier in the day.