Czech Open

Galante Carlström: “Maybe I shoot too much”

Galante Carlström at the Czech Open 2019 (Photo: Per Wiklund)

Today, Falun plays the semifinal of the Czech Open against FbŠ Bohemians. We spoke with Falun’s star forward Alexander Galante Carlström.

Falun is preparing for the next SSL season and is taking part in the pre-season tournament Czech Open. They won it last year, so they sure will be trying to repeat that – and they’re doing great so far, having reached the semifinals.

Alexander Galante Carlström is one of the star players of Falun. After the 2-2 draw with Ostrava (Czech Superliga) in the group stage of the tournament, he said the following about that game, Falun’s team for the upcoming season and his own game.

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Galante Carlström at the Czech Open 2019 (Photo: Per Wiklund)

Can you tell me something about this game? You struggled to get the scoring chances for the most part…

Yeah, I don’t know about this game. I think the floor is very bad in this arena, but Ostrava was a good opponent, they fight hard and that helped them to win a lot of situations on the court. It was a bad game for us.

WATCH – Semifinal Czech Open: Falun vs. FbŠ Bohemians

Start of the season is coming, what can you say about Falun’s game after those few pre-season games?

I think we have a good team this year, with many young players and many talented players. It’s going to be a tough season, we know that Storvreta is very good. But the young players must be good to play here, they scored some goals in the last few games so it looks good. I think it is going to be a strong Falun this year.

After finishing second in the SSL last year, you obviously strive for the first place, so which aspect of the game you think you need to improve?

I think we must be a bit tougher in our defense. I know Storvreta’s defense players are very strong and very big, so I think we must be as strong as them, as they are a very strong team. I think we are good at offensive play, but in our defense, we must improve some things. Right now it is the very beginning of the season, so we look forward to playing many games, but we must be better in the defense.

You are considered one of the best forwards in the world, maybe the best. But no one can be completely satisfied, so where do you think you can get better?

Of course, I can be better at a lot of things! In the defensive play and also in the offensive play, maybe I shoot too much. I could improve my passing play a little bit. I am getting a little older as well, my legs hurt after every game. So I must take good care of my body, because when I’m injured I can’t help my team. So I must improve my strength in the body of course. Then maybe I’m going to score many goals this season as well so hopefully, it’s going to be a good season!

WATCH – Semifinal Czech Open: Falun vs. FbŠ Bohemians

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