Maybe it was the Golden leagues biggest surprise to date. The minors from Sahura got their biggest win in their short history when they beat MS Odense 5:3 in front of 1066 fans at Per-Usir and the scouts from various Golden League teams present had to be impressed by the home teams 17 years old Antonio Candelli’s performance. The Italian youngster crowned a good game with scored 2 goals in the middle of the first half.
“It will be a big lie to say that we came to lose in Egypt this week. We knew that Sahura wanted the win and there performance was outstanding. We played a good game too and i see a lot of perspective in our squad. We lost one match but gained more than a win can give us on long term.” MS Odense president Scavo told the local press after the home coming at HCA Airport last night. “We knew that it would be a close encounter and to be honest we are not troubled in anyway by the loss. We lost to a better team on the day and we and we had other agendas than 3 points per game at this point” he told the press.
This weeks Golden League game for MS Odense gave debut to 3 young men at a midfield with veteran striker Alfred Burch and the 3 youngster did well if you ask mr Scavo. “Some might say that we played a poor game, but take a look at the 11 men Vacatko chose to play the game. Nicklas played his first senior match and his performance gave him a contract with a Polish 5 division side today. Øvlisen and Leijonblad had only been MSO players for 24 hours and they played in totally new positions and we have big plans and expectations for those two attacking players in the future. Also this was the game where we said farewell to two of the biggest names of the Golden League. They might not be in form anymore and got a but slower, but Alfred still found the net and proved just why we bought him 2½ seasons ago. Serif also played well and it have to be said that he was bruised and no young man anymore. Yes we did okay if you ask me”.
“We said only days ago that changes are coming to Odense these days. We have to think about the future. We will face better and better teams and to be compatible we have to evolve on different areas. To get new younger and stronger players into the squad to replace Burch and Bosnjak before is an absolute must before next season and we also have to acknowledge that our midfield ain’t the youngest too. We have a lot of talents in our squad though and they will get B2B training weekly in the next 2-3 season and that should make MS Odense better than ever. That is our plan and what we believe in” Scavo told the journalists.
Flexibility and unpredictable
It is not only in the squad that there has been plans of changing. Odense also wants to become a tougher opponent to paly against. “Our history tells two things about Odense. We often play the same formation and we make a lot of transfers and thereby we have a lack of continuity. We have a squad with many younger players and some very experienced players too. It might be the best mix of players we have ever got and some of the young ones will become very good players in a couple of seasons. It has also been a wish for seasons to become more flexible when it comes to tactics and formations and we will try and be that for the rest of the season and see how it goes. We want to be unpredictable. We want to be difficult to read for the teams who meet us on the field. That is not something we can chance over night, but we have the material to do it know. The young players only need 2 seasons more so we can see it in full affect, but the show begins now and if we have to take some loses to get better on long term we will take em” was the last word from Scavo last night.