National League

When the EVZ Academy ceases to exist at the end of the season, EV Zug is looking to bring their youngsters directly to the National League.

As EVZ's team manager Reto Kläy tells Blick, there is no partnership planned with a team from the Swiss League. Rather, they would like to keep their young players in their own system and push their development at an earlier stage.

"In the U15, U17, and U20, training quality is enormously important," Kläy says. "There is untapped potential." Instead of a player assessment at the age of 22, this assessment should now be taking place at 20. "As many of them as possible should be at National League level," Kläy explains.

The assessment should determine if the 20-year-old can play directly for EV Zug or if he has to move to another team in the National League or Swiss League. Four "overagers" can also be kept in their U20.

( 09 November 2021 | tme )