Stuart Pearce says he’s ‘very proud’ of West Ham duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal for serving to the Czech Republic progress to the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
The Czechs produced one of many largest shocks of the match to date by beating the Netherlands 2-Zero on Sunday.
Matthijs de Ligt’s 55th-minute pink card turned the sport on its head because the Czech Republic capitalised with objectives from Tomas Holes and Patrik Schick.
Soucek and Coufal performed key roles in West Ham’s surprising sixth-placed Premier League end final season and at the moment are starring at Euro 2020.
Hammers first-team coach Pearce instructed talkSPORT: “I’m very, very happy with them. They optimise the Czechs.
“They’re hard-working, humble, good professionals they usually slog away it doesn’t matter what goes on. They’ll preserve going and preserve going.
“That’s precisely what the Czechs did in opposition to the Netherlands they usually acquired the outcome.”
There’s a probability the Czech Republic may meet England within the semi-finals of Euro 2020 with the Three Lions already beating them 1-Zero within the group stage.
However Pearce insists the Czechs have proved there is no such thing as a straightforward recreation at Euro 2020.
He defined: “Anybody that thinks there’s a simple recreation… the Netherlands had been the favourites to win the sport, this match may simply throw up a couple of surprises.
“So much has been mentioned in regards to the path that England and Germany have gotten, however don’t neglect the Czechs are on the identical path as effectively.
“As quickly as you get up to now within the knockout phases, you begin to see what’s forward and that places extra stress on these groups to ship.”