The coach of Raków Częstochowa wants changes in the calendar. It’s about fighting in the cups

The coach of Raków Częstochowa wants changes in the calendar.  It's about fighting in the cups

Raków Częstochowa, as the champion of Poland, is trying its hand at qualifying for the Champions League. The best team of the previous season of PKO Ekstraklasa will fight with Aris Limassol for promotion to the fourth qualifying round. Dawid Szwarga’s team, like other cup runners, must combine playing in European competitions with fighting in the domestic arena. The Polish coach would like additional facilities for teams in a similar situation as “Medaliki”.

Raków Częstochowa as the Polish champion represents Poland in the Champions League qualifying rounds. After defeating Flora Tallinn, the team from the Silesian Voivodeship is close to dismissing Aris Limassol and advancing to the fourth, final round of qualifying for the Champions League group stage. Dawid Szwarga’s team goes to Cyprus, where in exhausting weather conditions he will face the champion of the country.

Raków’s coach would like more time to prepare

Raków, unlike other cup players, did not postpone the league match last weekend. After Tuesday’s match at home with Aris, on Friday the inhabitants of Częstochowa lost away to Piast Gliwice 1:2, which can be seen as a big surprise. A few days after the match, Dawid Szwarga’s team must travel again, this time to Cyprus.

Although Ekstraklasa has been doing a lot for years to make it easier for Polish teams to play in European cup qualifiers, you can still hear words of complaint from team coaches. The league now starts in the middle or second part of July. According to Szwarga, in the context of the fight for the Champions League, details are crucial. He would like to have more time to prepare for the meetings. The Champions League, even if he plays every three days, can be beneficial for the players at the beginning of the season.

– In my opinion, teams that are on the champion path in qualifying for the Champions League should have a full weekly microcycle at their disposal. It’s not about the physical condition of the players. On the contrary – most like to play every three or four days. But when big money and high stakes are involved, details matter. And you can work on them only if you have a full microcycle at your disposal – said Raków’s coach quoted by TVP Sport.

Raków is fighting for the fourth qualifying round of the Champions League

Raków Częstochowa will start the rematch with Aris on Tuesday, August 15, at 19:00. In the event of promotion to the fourth round, the rival of the Polish champion will be the winner of the clash between FC Copenhagen and Sparta Prague.

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