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Fenix Trophy: CD Cuenca Preview

In the next round of the competition, the Fenix Trophy will be happening at home this time: in Prague. The Prague Raptors Team will face CD Cuenca-Mestallistes 1925 this Wednesday (17.11) at Slavia Praha grounds.


This is a very special game because it is the first ever European game at home which brings us a lot of happiness but also a lot of anxiety.


How does the team feel knowing that the end of this season is almost over? Are they nervous for this game against the Spanish team?


Come find out what's on the team's mind.

If you can't go watch the game, don't worry because it will also be streamed live online so make sure to check out the YouTube channel.


Quotes from staff & players

Club captain, Joshua Schirmer (number 11): "I'm honoured to captain the side against a strong opponent coming from Spain. We'll welcome Cuenca-Mestallistes to Prague and look forward to a competitive match with them. After a disappointing result in Italy in the previous FENIX Trophy match, the Raptors will be looking to get back to winning ways and show our qualities on the international stage."

Club defender, Aris Tsagkaris (number 17):The first ever European game at home gives us the perfect opportunity to finish the first half of the season with a big win.

After having some bad results recently, we want to prove that we have the strength and character to face challenges. The team is united and we are looking forward to play against our Spanish friends, hopefully, in front of a decent crowd.”


Club striker, Mathijs van Herkhuizen (number 60):Personally the game against CD Cuenca-Mestallistes marks my last game for the Prague Raptors (for now) and I'll do very my best to contribute to make it a perfect ending and push the Raptors to the first place in the group.

What this means to all our players is being part of a unique international tournament and showcasing the beautiful game as it's meant to be.

This means a lot to our club, to lead by example by demonstrating what football is about through creating friends and emphatic relationships with clubs from all over Europe. Show that the game itself and the joy, passion and relationships which derive from it are way more valuable than money and is something which can only be created and not bought.

I’m looking forward to making my debut in the FENIX trophy, making more friends, further support the Raptors from home and visit Italy for the final tournament’’.


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