Marek Stech: Yeovil Town players must show passion the fans deserve
Yeovil Town must repay their supporters’ faith by showing greater effort at Huish Park according to keeper Marek Stech.
The Glovers return to home soil tonight to face Wycombe Wanderers in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, ten days after a dismal 3-1 npower League One loss to Carlisle United.
And with Notts County visiting South Somerset at the weekend, Stech said it was up to the team to show the passion the fans deserve.
“It is disappointing for everyone that after a brilliant game and a clean sheet against Crawley where I didn’t have to do anything we go into another game where I concede three goals against Carlisle,” he said.
“We need to find our target of where we are and come into the games and perform. We didn’t do well enough against Carlisle, the performance wasn’t there.
“For the fans it is frustrating because they come to watch and pay the money to watch us. We need to show them effort and that we want to win the game. When people come and try to support us we have to give them something back.”
The giant Czech Republic keeper has proved one of Yeovil’s key performers since completing a summer switch when released by Premier League outfit West Ham United.
However, he has been left frustrated by recent results with the Glovers and hoped he and the team can find consistency on the pitch to realise their play-off-chasing potential.
Stech said: “We were on a good run but then went to Swindon and lost 4-1. For me, as a keeper and for my defenders we had two clean sheets but also had games where we conceded three and four goals.
“I don’t think we should be as up and down as that. After beating Crawley we should have had another result against Carlisle when we didn’t perform.
“I think if we work hard again, trying to build momentum by drawing and winning games, not conceding lots of goals, constantly getting points will be good. We said at the start of the season that we wanted at least three points from every two games.
“We did that in the first few games of the season but then we lost six before building ourselves back up, which as a team was really pleasing. We need to get back on that winning line.”
Stech was also effusive in his praise of a training session with a difference last week when the Glovers visited Panther Mixed Martial Arts in Yeovil.
“We came in Sunday after the defeat,” he said. “We wanted to win that game so much but didn’t perform, so it was obviously very disappointing.
“We beat Crawley and had played brilliantly so were really up for the game but it didn’t happen for us on Saturday. We knew we were going to have a hard week, we had a review session watching the clips on Sunday morning before working on it afterwards.
“We had off Wednesday, which we needed, and Thursday was something different where we had a mixed martial arts session. It was good, hard work and we are pleased with how the week went.
“We did some basic karate and self-defence. We had a really hard circuit where everyone was properly tired. It was completely different and nothing to do about football.
“We forgot for one day what we had to do on pitch and learnt about self-defence. The techniques we were shown were brilliant and I really enjoyed it. It was hard work, but I enjoyed it."
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