Jan Kozak has Thursday, more explanation is given for his sudden departure at the head of the Slovakian national team, last Sunday. The coach stepped in after he discovered that seven of his players after the defeat from Saturday in the Nations League against Czech republic (1-2) the flowers outside. “It felt like someone me a slap in the face,” said 64-year-old Kozak in the local press.
“I’m incredibly disappointed,” said Kozak. “I could do that I did not know had come, or I could use them all from the selection. But was that really a possibility? This hurts a lot.” The players involved could include goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, defenders Milan Skriniar and Norbert Gyomber, and midfielder Stanislav Lobotka hear.
Kozak, was five years in the service. Under his leadership placed the Slovaks in 2016 for the first time for a european CHAMPIONSHIP since the demerger in 1993. At the finals in France, which reached Slovakia in the eighth-finals, in which Germany with 3-0 to a strong pale.
In division B of the Nations League runs the currently stiff for Slovakia, which in addition to the defeat against the Czech republic in Ukraine (1-0) lost. Assistant Stefan Tarkovic, that the tasks of Kozak provisionally takes over, in the last two games in november, home against Ukraine and in the Czech republic, the relegation to the C division to avoid.