Antonin Panenka believes West Ham stars Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal have helped elevate the standing of Czech soccer and will open the door for extra stars to observe to the Premier League.
The pair have been a part of a Hammers facet that completed sixth final season, and for big elements occupied the highest 4 locations.
Soucek joined from Slavia Prague on mortgage in January 2020 and that deal was made everlasting final summer season.
The £19million payment appeared like an absolute cut price as he performed in each Premier League recreation and scored 10 objectives.
Coufal additionally joined from Slavia Prague final summer season for £5.4million and appeared proper at residence in English soccer.
The pair are stars for the Czech Republic nationwide facet who will face England of their ultimate Euro 2020 group recreation on Tuesday, which is stay on talkSPORT.
Czech legend Panenka, whose identify is synonymous with that penalty he scored within the Euro ’76 ultimate, informed talkSPORT: “I feel that clearly they could get a extremely good identify for Czech soccer in England. They tailored themselves rather well within the Premier League.
“I feel they could even have contributed to the modified type of play at West Ham United. Tomas Soucek even scored ten objectives, he’s good not solely as a defensive midfielder but additionally as a striker.
“They merely opened the door for different Czech gamers going to the Premier League sooner or later.”
David Moyes is reportedly focusing on one other Czech participant this summer season in Spartak Moscow midfielder Alex Kral.
When requested about different gamers who could possibly be the following Premier League stars, Panenka added: “Sadly, I’m not a supervisor or participant’s agent, so I can’t conjure up some names proper now, however I do suppose we have now loads of expertise.
“Possibly when a few of them adapt their recreation for the British recreation, as a result of the Czech recreation is extra gentle soccer.
“It is going to be as much as them to work onerous and alter their type of play. Possibly within the close to future we’ll witness extra Czech gamers coming to Premier League golf equipment.”