Hungary coach Marco Rossi mentioned that regardless of exiting the European Championship after the group stage his staff might maintain their heads up excessive for enjoying a outstanding three video games in opposition to among the prime groups on this planet.
Hungary drew 1-1 with world champion France and 2-2 with Germany, its solely loss a 3-0 defeat by Portugal in a really powerful group.
“I might problem anybody to say they knew that arising in opposition to these groups we’d get any factors,” Rossi instructed a information convention. “However we drew in opposition to France and Germany. It will go down in current Hungarian soccer historical past.
“The blokes have completed one thing that folks will recall in years to return and they are going to be pleased with them,” he added.
In an exhilarating sport in opposition to the ever highly effective Germans, Hungary took the lead and went forward once more after a primary German equaliser earlier than conceding the ultimate purpose late within the match.
“(My gamers) have been disillusioned with the consequence as a result of we went very near advancing, which might have been unbelievable, unimaginable, however sadly even within the best fairytales there will be lower than pleased endings,” Rossi mentioned.
“That mentioned I’m very pleased with my gamers tonight. From a technical perspective we aren’t one of the best on this planet, however we’re for each different perspective. Tactically, serving to one another out, digging in, sacrificing…
“I’m very proud to teach this facet. I congratulated all lads, instructed them, they should hold their heads up, as a result of two months from now World Cup qualifying resumes,” he added.
He additionally continued that Hungary not often will get expertise of enjoying such sturdy opponents. “We have been by no means pressured to experiment as a result of we by no means have opponents this sturdy,” Rossi mentioned. “For example, I prefer to press all around the pitch, play a extra attacking model of soccer however I do have to grasp who we got here up in opposition to now.”
“Gamers adopted what I instructed them to the letter. I instructed them, play these folks with none respect to who they’re. Don’t worry something. They did all of that and I wish to thank them,” he added.