Sparta could not manage the match in Scotland and fell to Rangers 1:2. After the game, stopper James Gomez and coach Brian Priske get a lot of attention from the fans. What are the reactions of the public?
After the home draw, it was clear that Sparta must not lose in Scotland, or they will hardly hold onto their hopes of progressing to the next stage of the Europa League. The line-up was discussed a lot, the name of James Gomez was discussed the most.
The Gambian stopper has not been performing well in recent games, but coach Brian Priske has been behind him nonetheless. And in the 11th minute, he no doubt regretted it when Gomez gifted the ball to the opposition and the opening goal at the same time.
Sparta ended up losing 1:2, Gomez did not start the second half after several mistakes. We can read many negative reactions on social networks, so let’s take a look at selected ones.
Public reaction to Rangers vs. Sparta
Understandably, most of the reactions were caught by Gomez, after his substitution, Sparta started to play much better and even managed to reduce the score, although they still did not threaten their opponent too much going forward.
“That first half was the worst half from Sparta in the last three years. This is so hard for me to bite. A terrible shame,” responded the Sparta fan Pirate Wild Jack.
“I’ve seen Bosák in Stardance and Anička Dajda in Superstar, but I’ve never seen anything worse than Gomez’s performance today…” wrote the famous glossator Biased Journalist.
However, the defeat undoubtedly also goes to coach Prisk, which the fans are very well aware of. He also gets negative reactions, even though they mostly like him.
“I can still understand that the line-up doesn’t work, but that Gomez will play the half-time as a stopper and Zelený as a wingback is really a good idea. A good change at half-time and a change of formation, then he fed it with Haraslín and it worked.” he responded [mato].
Sparta now has to concentrate on the next match, because on Sunday in Vítkovice they will play an important match against Baník Ostrava. After the defeat of Slavia with Pilsen, he is again first and definitely does not want to let his rival back in front of him.
Source: AC Sparta Prague