The 24 years old midfielder has played 40 games for MS Odense and has scored 5 goals. Johannes is also a former Odense Academy Center talent and that is why he is the perfect man to lead the team, the day Kasper Ørbæk retire. “I’m delighted to get the responsibility in my hands and also to get a chance to grow with the team” is the comment from the new vice-captain.
Everything in life goes up and down from time to time and that goes for the results of MS Odense as well. The heavy defeat by Super Troppers FC on MS Park in last weeks Golden League was one of the tough losses to deal with, but the boys bounced back and pulled of the biggest victory in the history of MSO, when we got 3 points against Toppers UN, at there home-ground!
The man of the hour, the man with the power, did as he was told by the coach – Kim Kristensen got the chance to put another free-kick into the net and he did it like many times before, but it has never been so important like the goal he scored yesterday. The chance was one of those the team was waiting for in a match against a very strong opponent.
“We acknowledge that they are a much better team than us and that was why we played a very defensive game and hoped for a chance like the one Kim got” Coach Kotakis told the press after the training today, and added. “The tactic was to stop there strikers or at least give them less chances. Paolo ‘Goldenboy’ Baggio took care of the rest of the chances they got and then we got the golden opportunity and Kim didn’t let us down – He showed the class we know he has. A talent for scoring on free-kicks”.
In a game where Odense was clearly over-match by the home team (Hatstats: 335 – 260), Odense got the chance to score 3 minutes after the break. Kristensen stepped up to the ball an got the perfect hit and Toppers goalkeeper, Vestergaard, was without a chance and Odense was in front 1-0. That was the only chance Odense got!
“We knew that we wouldn’t get much in this match and that Kim was our man to set our hopes for in that game and he didn’t disappoint us” was the words from vice-captain Lamhauge, and he got some word for ‘Goldenboy’ too. “Paolo played a great match and his 2 clean sheets this week against North Ireland and Toppers UN was a performance of the greatness we know he deliver. The team did well but the 2 of the 4 chances they got was going for the goal but Paolo got a hold of both chances. He is phenomenal”.
Next up for MS Odense is the Golden League encounter against Rosemeadow Royals, at the royal court, before we host Toppers UN Sunday afternoon and Kim Kristensen will rather talk about those games than the one yesterday. “It was a great victory for us, but i like to look towards the next games. Royals defeated us at home in Golden League last summer and we want revenge. Next week Toppers will come to take their revenge and must try to stop them getting points at MS Park”.