“I am not looking for excuses, I would be the last one to look for them, but the positives must be taken from this.” – Hungarian national team captain Dominik Szoboszlai confirmed after a 2-2 draw away from home in Lithuania.
As we wrote, the Hungarian national football team came back from a two-goal deficit and then tied 2-2 on Tuesday when it visited Lithuania in the qualifying match for the European Championship in Kaunas. Therefore, although it remained at the top of its group, it did not guarantee its participation in the continental competition. National team captain Marco Rossi took full charge after the match, but the players – including top scorers, captains Dominik Szoboszlai and Barnabas Varga – also rated him critically.
“It’s been a long time since we played this bad. We didn’t play football the way we should have played football. The way we came out in the second half was positive, because we showed our true selves. Everyone seems to be in better shape, but it’s still not K. After every match we sing the national anthem with the fans, because they are with us whether we achieve a good or bad result. No one died, let’s not be too sad. We always do our best and everyone has a lot of matches in their legs, but I don’t make excuses, I’m the last one “It does, but you have to take the positives from it. We realize that what we gave was not enough, but we responded well in the first half and restored the game in the second half. We will learn from the match and in the next match, from the first minute, we will play as if we want to go out.” – said the Liverpool player For M4 Sport.
Barnabas Varga talked about their desire to win, which is why they went to Lithuania.
“We started the game poorly and played poorly throughout the first half. We tried to settle things in the second half, and we came back to continue feeling that we really wanted to win the game in order to qualify for the European Championship. Unfortunately, the translation was not successful, but at least we will take one point. “The two-goal difference wasn’t big, but our goals came late. I didn’t feel like the team was nervous, but we weren’t confident in the duels.” said the striker from Ferencvaros.
Defender Attila Salai talked about how the Lithuanians did not surprise us, but rather we caused our own problems.
“We lost a lot of duels, we did not enter them strongly, and they were dangerous. “This first half did not suit us, as if we were not us,” said the national team defender, who said that they came out after the break with a different mentality and state of mind. They were waiting “The match was happy, they did not feel cramps, and the team’s usual aggression so far was not appropriate.”
According to Callum Stiles, the Lithuanian national team played very physically, and the Hungarian national team did not start the match well, but they were able to turn things around in the first half.
“We came to a place like this and conceded two goals, it’s difficult. But in the second half we saved the situation well, came back and could have gone ahead. We were unlucky not to turn the score around, but I think the first half was disappointing. From the outside, it didn’t look like we were “We were involved in duels. We didn’t have the intensity we needed, but we came back.” added his midfielder.
Hungary’s lead is down to one point against the Serbs, who have played one more game, but rises to six points ahead of third-placed Montenegro – with the home team winning the match between the two sides in Belgrade on Tuesday 3-1 – so they need just one point to qualify. Of the remaining two meetings.
The national team will play its next match against undefeated Bulgaria on November 16.