Then, in the 44th minute, Boleslav’s Lantoš delivered the puck into the net in a power play, but the Central Bohemian team only enjoyed a 2:2 draw for a while. After the first review of the video at the initiative of the goal referee, the referees initially confirmed the goal, but after a challenge from the Brno coach, they immediately called it off.
“I didn’t understand it and I can’t even comment on it. The goal was valid at first, but then the referees told us that it wasn’t anymore after the opponent’s challenge,” wondered Václav Pletka, who temporarily has the main say until the arrival of the newly appointed coach, Richard Král, at the beginning of next week at the Boleslav substitute.
Even Brno’s assistant Jiří Otupalík was not wiser. “Our goalkeeper coach Honza Švaříček appealed to us to definitely take the coach challenge, because he saw a pass with a high stick there. It came out. I don’t know what the referees were looking at the first time,” he confided.
Comets forward Jakub Flek praised that the video has been good for his team after a long time. “I thought that even in the first case the referees examined the high stick. However, I understood from their explanation that they were dealing with something else,” he claimed.
He knew that the performance of the Brno team was far from optimal, despite the narrow victory. “We started the match badly. It wasn’t until the second period that we got an equalizing goal when we were outnumbered. After that, our game looked better, but we really struggled for three points. Boleslav played very well, I thought they would have a bigger blanket over them,” admitted Flek.
The skaters scored their fourth extra-league failure in a row, but they still received praise from Pletka. “Just like in the previous match against Vítkovice, we did not perform badly. The boys left everything on the ice. But before that, we probably offended the lucky one and we probably have to drink the cup of bitterness to the bottom. Unfortunately, we did not manage to equalize even from the huge Stránský tutovka. We were already shouting a goal on the substitution. However, if we continue like this, we will soon peel off from the bottom. On Sunday in Vary, we will hopefully change the chances,” he believes.
After Krále joins the Boleslav team, he will return to the position of assistant. “We already spoke on Thursday. We discussed individual players together and looked for reasons why the team is not doing well. He has not yet interfered with the tactics and the way of the game. We will talk more on Tuesday,” Pletka expects.