Head coach Marco Rossi remains proud of the Hungarian national football team despite losing 2-1 to European champions Italy in the second round of the Nations League.
After their remarkable victory over England, the Hungarian national football team was unable to repeat their brave performance as Italy’s guests on Tuesday.
“In the first half, we couldn’t apply what we had planned. The three days between the two matches turned out to be too short because we could hardly work. We didn’t like the positional play of the Italians, we wanted to slow them down in midfield and force them on the wings, but we didn’t really manage that. We straightened things out in the second half as we progressed well,” the Italian coach said. MTIadding that this defeat could be forgiven.
“We can’t necessarily expect to win against the reigning European champions after beating England. We shouldn’t put too much pressure on the team, and the same goes for the next clash against Germany,” he said.
The 57-year-old coach tells his players to do their best before every game because if they do, they can always come off the pitch with their heads held high. According to Rossi, his team succeeded in this regard because it is no coincidence that the fans sing the Hungarian anthem with the players after every game.
“I really wanted to do well in my own country. I feel like I did, so I have to thank the players, even though not everyone played the game of their life,” said Rossi, who repeated his pre-game statement that they could only have had a chance to score points if they had played. perfectly against the Italians.
The Hungarian national team is second in its group with one win and one loss. In the third round on Saturday, they host a so far unbeaten but also winless Germany at the Puskás Arena.
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