After two weeks off FC Viktoria Plzeň commenced the training part for the upcoming season. After Monday’s and Tuesday’s strenght and power fitness tests Pavel Vrba‘s team had an opening training.

Some players were missing. Because of previous national team’s duties Christián Herc, Pavel Bucha, Pavel Šulc, Dominik Janošek, Patrik Hrošovský, Matúš Kozáčik, Jan Kopic and Jakub Brabec are going to join the team later. Tomáš Hájek had a significantly longer season with Mladá Boleslav so he is going to be later, too.

On the contrary, new singings such as Adam Hloušek, Lukáš Kalvach and Ondřej Mihálik have already participated in the start of the season. Goalkeepers Hruška and Sváček were completed by Jakub Šiman who came back from loan in Táborsko, Ondřej Štursa also started the season with A-squad.

Viktoria Plzeň will play 6 matches within the training part before the season. At the home training stadium in Luční street they will meet Domažlice (15th June at 10:30) and Sokolov (19th June at 16:30). On 22nd June Viktoria will play against Liptovský Mikuláš. The match is a celebration of 85th anniversary of the club’s foundation.

In between 26th June – 5th July Pavel Vrba‘s team will travel to Austrian Westendorf. There are planned three matches with abroad opponents, details will be available later.

Viktoria will start the new league season at the weekend 12th – 13th July. In July they will also play a UCL qualifying round where they meet either Basel (Switzerland) or Olympiacos (Greece). The draw will be held on 19th June in Nyon.

A-squad for summer trainings 2019

Goalkeepers: Aleš Hruška, Matúš Kozáčik*, Dominik Sváček, Jakub Šiman.
Defenders: Jakub Brabec*, Milan Havel, Tomáš Hájek*, Lukáš Hejda, Adam Hloušek, Roman Hubník, David Limberský, Luděk Pernica, Radim Řezník.
Midfielders: Pavel Bucha*, Aleš Čermák, Ubong Moses Ekpai, Christián Herc*, Tomáš Hořava, Patrik Hrošovský*, Dominik Janošek*, Joel Ngandu Kayamba, Lukáš Kalvach, Jan Kopic*, Jan Kovařík, Erik Pačinda, Milan Petržela, Roman Procházka, Ondřej Štursa, Pavel Šulc*.
Forwards: Jean-David Beauguel, Tomáš Chorý, Michael Krmenčík, Ondřej Mihálik.

* they will join the team later

In: Lukáš Kalvach (Olomouc), Adam Hloušek (Legia Varšava), Jakub Šiman (comeback from loan in Táborsko), Tomáš Hájek and Pavel Bucha (both comeback from loan in Mladá Boleslav), Christián Herc (two-year’s loan from Wolverhampton), Ondřej Mihálik (loan from AZ Alkmaar), Dominik Janošek (comeback from loan in Slovácko), Pavel Šulc (comeback from loan in Jihlava), Ondřej Štursa (junior team). 

Out: Marek Bakoš (end of career – coach’s assistant), Daniel Kolář (end of career – sport manager of youth), Lukáš Provod (stays in České Budějovice).

In progress: Lukáš Pfeifer (was on loan in Táborsko), Tomáš Poznar (was on loan in Zlín), Jiří Piroch (was on loan in Pardubic), Jan Suchan (was on loan in Karviná).

Pre-season schedule

15th June FCVP – Domažlice (10:30, Luční)
19th June FCVP – Sokolov (16:30, Luční)
22nd June Liptovský Mikuláš – FCVP (17:00, MFK Tatran)
26th June departure to Westendorf training camp
28th June friendly match
2nd July friendly match
5th July friendly match
5th July arrival from Westendorf