Ondrej simply cannot wait for Monday, because a very special match is upcoming. Antalyaspor are going to play an away match against Trabzonspor, the club where the Czech defender spent the best part of his career and played in UEFA Champions League. He scored his most significant goal – to the net of F.C. Internazionale.
Is it still a very special match for you?
It is still a very exceptional feeling to travel to Trabzonspor. It seems to be the longest week of the season for me. I simply can´t wait.
A few days ago it was five years since the UEFA Champions League game v Internazionale. Are your memories still so great?
I would say they are more and more beautiful year by year. Undoubtedly it was one of the most striking moments of my entire career.
The last season´s match away in Trabzonspor was a bit unlucky for you personally, is it going to be better on Monday?
Oh, thank you very much for such a question! I was leaving the pitch in 70th minute, the fans stood up and applauded me. But I would like to play to the end of the match this time, definitely without a red card.
Antalyaspor won the two last games, do you think you can add a third victory in a row?
If I thought it is not possible, I would not even fly to Trabzon. My memories are fantastic, I really like the people who live there and the fans…but I will be an opponent and I will want to win the game. It would be great to start a victorious series with Antalyaspor and go up in the table.
What will come to your mind when you will be going to the pitch?
Probably the game from the last season, we lost it. I will try to do everything for a better course of the game and mainly the result. My father and my uncle will fly from the Czech Republic to come to the stadium and support me. My motivation to play well will be even greater with them being around.