The youngest czech in the Bundesliga: taking a step back to move forward

Lukáš Ambros has had a whirlwind year. This young man made his Bundesliga debut, received his driving license, and graduated from school. Currently, Lukáš Ambros is a part of the Czech youth national team, which kicked off a new qualifying round against Slovakia.

Symbolically, this happened in Uherské Hradiště, where the talented midfielder feels at home. “Everything has come together wonderfully,” smiles the footballer from “Slavia,” who left for Germany to test his strengths at just sixteen years old.

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Ambros consciously stepped down in class

Born in 2004, he would fit into the next age cycle of the youth national team, but coach Jan Sukhopárek called him up now. “I was hoping it could work out. It’s my first call-up to the youth national team, and I hope to prove myself so it’s not the last,” Ambros shared.

Lukáš returned to his homeland from “Freiburg,” where he’s been on loan from “Wolfsburg” since September 1st. He spent the last three years in the city, starting in the academy and eventually making his Bundesliga debut in February, where he played 16 minutes against “Leipzig”. A record was set, at 18 years, 8 months, and 13 days, he became the youngest Czech in Bundesliga history.

However, after that, he only played for the second team, so he accepted the offer from “Freiburg”. The attacking midfielder needs to gain experience in the third division.

“I see it as taking a step back to then take two steps forward. Everything’s good in “Wolfsburg”, but there’s also a lot of competition, with many new players coming in. I probably wouldn’t get as much playing time as I’d like, so both my agent Martin Krob and I decided it’s better to try somewhere else,” the player pointed out.

Ambros sought game experience

In the summer, there were several interested clubs, but every offer fell through due to his minimal experience in senior football. Ambros had trained with the first team of “Wolfsburg” for eight months, so he was accustomed to the German pace. But, of course, there’s a difference between training and playing in official matches.

“Freiburg” had mentioned the prospect of playing in their first team, but nothing was clear. Everything would depend on how Ambros performed for the reserve team. Immediately after the transfer, he played 30 minutes in the match of the final round. Unfortunately, Ambros’s team lost 0:2, and the player himself was far from his best condition.

By the way, this summer, David Jurásek also changed his club. Like Ambros, he hails from Dolní Němčí, a village near Uherské Hradiště. They both went through “Slovácko” and “Slavia,” from where “Benfica” picked up Jurásek.

“I’m really happy for him. We have the same agent, so I was keenly interested in how his transfer was progressing. Ultimately, everything went great. David got a wonderful club and an excellent path for his career development,” says Ambros.

At nineteen, he made his debut for the youth national team in a friendly match against Slovakia at the cozy arena in Uherské Hradiště. Ambros started the game and played the first half. The team won 2:0, and the young talent reached another significant milestone in his career.