Krejčí: His career so far
He is the first Czech player to represent Bologna. Krejčí is a hardworking and rangy left-footed winger. He already has international experience and is one of the most interesting talents born in the 1990s to come out of Eastern Europe.
The winger had spent the entirety of his career with Sparta, utilised as an attacking winger in a four-man midfield or an attacking trio. He makes good runs off the ball from off the defender’s shoulder and he has scored a decent amount of goals by cutting back onto his left foot. He is undoubtedly one of the top Czech talents of his generation having represented his country from Under-16 to Under-21 level before making his senior debut on 14 November 2012 at the age of 20 against Slovakia. ‘Lada’ picked up an assist on his international debut and his work on the win benefitted the side throughout. In all his time at Sparta, he scored 25 goals from 130 appearances in the league and he formed a good understanding with talismanic striker David Lafata.
Krejčí was an automatic starter in Prague where he won two league titles and one cup. He also made 27 appearances and scored eight goals in the Europa League and he starred in the round of 16 fixture when they beat Lazio. He contributed with a goal as the Czechs eliminated the capital side before going out to Villarreal in the next round despite another goal from Ladislav. Last summer, he was used as a traditional centre-forward and he scored twice in the Champions League preliminary round against CSKA Moscow. He has recently been used on the left in a 4-2-3-1 system by Czech coach Vrba during their difficult group stage efforts at Euro 2016 where they were eliminated after facing Spain, Croatia and Turkey.