Czech return works wonders for MasaBy Adam Lee
January 11, 2012
Martin Masa believes that his excellent run of goalscoring form could be down to a long overdue Christmas in his native Czech Republic.
The former Guildford Flames man has hit a purple patch of late, scoring eight goals in his last five games, having failed to find the net in his previous seven outings.
And the 38-year-old believes a much-needed return to the Czech Republic may have freshened his game up, although he admits he gets little joy from scoring when Bees don’t win.
“I went home for the first time in 20 years and I had a great time,” said Masa.
“It was a great help emotionally, physically and pshycologically – I came back as a new man.
“It could be a reason why I’ve been scoring and it certainly had a positive affect.
“Lately they have been going in for me, but we still haven’t been winning so the goals don’t really mean anything.
“When the goals start going in and we win the games, then I will be happy.”
Masa is currently enjoying his second stint at the Hive having left to join Sheffield Steelers in 2005.
After a season there he moved to Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups in France before returning to England with Guildford Flames in 2009.
And Masa is determined to once again bring success to the club.
“I love it here,” he said.
“They are great, the guys in the dressing room, the owners and I just want to bring the same atmosphere as it was when I left here seven years ago.”