Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Peter Pekarík gets his due

As Wolfsburg edges towards its highest finish, credit is slowly starting to filter due to those responsible. The keen tactical eye Felix Magath has not gone unnoticed as his name is top of the list with every major vacancy and under his guise, the clubs scouting network as set the tone for other Bundesliga sides uncovering talent from across the globe. Young Bosnian Edin Džeko, has quickly emerged as one of the deadliest strikers in the game, prompting his name linking with top clubs across European competition.

Yet quietly the name of Peter Pekarík is slowly being acknowledged for his work. Whilst Zvjezdan Misimović has been the lynch-pin throughout the campaign there is no denying that Cristian Zaccardo feel short of the Mr. Magath's expectation and though Sascha Riether has done and exemplary job, it was the young Slovak for Corgoň Liga MŠK Žilina that was the finishing touch the Wölfe so desperately needed.

With Wolfsburg ready to crush though its Bundesliga record of 55 points as well as plundering the top spot, the club is undefeated since young Mr. Pekarík's insertion into the starting eleven against Bochum. Over the eight match winning streak, Wolfsburg once "too painful to watch" defending as disappeared as they have given up a miserly six goals along with filling the oppositions nets twenty-two times. It is no co-incidence that carefully disguised at the root of the club is the young Slovakia international. Leading Wolfsburg towards a possible championship the twenty-two year-old defender is equally experiencing success on the international scene as he is a major figure in Vladimír Weiss's efforts to win Slovakia's first World Cup berth.