News with views from the No1 Spurs website

Monday, 13 March 2017

Scout sent to watch Czec Republic striker Schick


SCOUTING TALK


I understand Tottenham Hotspur sent a scout to Italy to watch the Genoa versus Sampdoria Serie A game on Saturday that ended in a 1-0 away win for the Marco Giampaolo managed side. It was a local derby as Sampdoria are based in Genoa.

We were not alone at the game, Premier League rivals Manchester City had a scout there, Italian sides Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan has scouts present, German side Borussia Dortmund and French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais also sent representatives.

It is though we were all watching 21-year-old (22 next January) Czech Republic centre-forward Patrik Schick. The young Sampdoria striker stands 1.87 m (6 ft 1 in) tall and has been capped three times and scored one goal for his country, having progressed right through from the Under-16 side.

He was formerly at Sparta Prague, where he began his professional career against Teplice in a 3-1 defeat on 3 May 2014. He had a spell on loan at Bohemians Praha 1905 (previously named FC Bohemians Praha) the following season making 27 appearances and scoring 8 goals.

Once his loan spell ended he was transferred to the Italian side 13 days later for a fee of £3.48 million ((€4m - AUS$5.62m - US$4.26m). In 25 games since, although his time on the pitch only totals 935 minutes in all competitions (Serie A 22 games and Coppa Italia 3 games). He has managed to net 9 goals (7 in the league, plus 2 assists), a goal on average every 104 minutes. Schick has only started 6 games, 5 in the league, 1 in the Cup.

He is decent in the air but needs to work on holding onto the ball, essential if playing as a lone striker. It is a skill he will learn with practice.

Further THBN Reading
Kane Injury
Spurs could be in trouble after the international break if Kane is out
A risk we shouldn't have taken
Everton bigger than Spurs, my sides are hurting I'm laughing so much
Spurs still following Jesse Lingard
Spurs retain award
Lamela to be used as bait in the summer


Over 750 Spurs articles at Tottenham Hotspur News






Share:

0 Your Comments:

Post a Comment

E-Soccer

Just Tottenham

Just Tottenham Blogs

BlogTopSites

Football Blog Network

Unordered List

Theme Support