Pavel, the winter break is over. What did you do in your time off?
"During the winter break, I enjoyed a holiday in my homeland and cleared my head. The first half of the season was very demanding for us due to the amount of games. By the end I was very tired."
How satisfied are you with TSG's performance so far this season?
"We went on a very good run in which we were 10 games unbeaten before the winter break. Unfortunately, though, we drew too often. We simply need to keep going and see what happens."
"We want to finish in the top four"
What are your objectives for this season?
"We want another top-four finish. That's our clear aim. It won't be easy but we believe in ourselves."
The situation bears a resemblance to the one last season. Do you believe you can achieve a similar catch-up?
"Exactly. We want to play like we did in the second half of the 2017/18 season. I believe that we can start a good run and build even more self-belief. That would serve as a launchpad for us."