In the 14th round of the OTP Bank League, ZTE FC, which has undergone a coaching change, will host Debrecen. The home team practically has to win in order to go into the winter break in the worst possible position.
After a 2-0 defeat to MTK, the second Boer era in Zalaegerszeg ended, and the second Marton era began. Gabor Boyer himself submitted his resignation to the club’s management, and it was accepted. A few hours later, the arrival of Gabor Marton was announced, and it was announced immediately. The coach knew exactly what he was doing, because at the beginning of 2020 he took over the Zete team, which was ranked 11th in NB I, and with an excellent performance he led the team to seventh place. Another thing is that since then he has been unsuccessful in his other major projects: he spent barely half a year at Fehervár, and was unable to save MTK from relegation.
He added: “The situation is different, but with similar feelings, I see him motivated to work, just like last time. The next few matches are also very important this time, we want to move away from the relegation zone and catch up with the midfield. Of course, this depends not only on us, but also on who is in front of us.” But we will do our best so that the team takes a better position in the table. “During my previous stay here, I had a great time, and received a lot of love from the club and the fans, so I was happy to come back.” – He said in his first interview with the ZTE website. He added that all team members must now put aside their individual interests for the sake of common success, and he wants to improve the defense immediately, given that the 30 goals conceded in the first 13 rounds are too many, most of them on the field. .
After the tournament against DVSC, Zete will travel to Miskolc, then host Újpest and finally go to Fradi. The 2023 draw is not easy, as at the end of the summer, they managed to collect zero points from these four matches.
The first opponent will be Luque, who defeated Zeta 1-0 in the summer with a brilliant solo goal from Kyziridis – the Greek certainly won’t decide this match, considering he’s injured. Lockie has been very frantic lately, last time out he beat Pax with more confidence than we’ve seen, but before that he was without success for weeks. The 20 points and fifth place are deceptive, as only three points separate the podium from Debrecen, but ninth place is only two points away from it, and Blagojević’s team is trying to advance in a very dense midfield.
Incidentally, the national team’s break went well in Čivzvaros, as Palaszczy Dzozdsak won the friendly match against Diosgir 4-2, while Stjepan Loncar played without Stjepan Loncar, who was still on the bench at the Puskas Arena against Hungary on Sunday.
It will be important for ZTE to win the first match, and it can capitalize on the overall momentum surrounding the coaching changes. But DVSC are starting to find their fitness again, and in terms of familiarity and system of play, they are ahead of Saturday’s opponent. Gábor Marton had two weeks before the match, if he was able to shake the Egerszeg footballers out of their apathy, they could hold on to the points at home against the more unlikely Loki. But Loki is the competitor.
The ZTE-DVSC meeting will be broadcast live on M4 Sport and m4sport.hu from 5pm on Saturday.
Program for the 14th round:
Friday 24 November
Paksi FC – VTK Diosgir 4–1
Saturday 25 November
14.45 Kisvarda-Master God – MTK Budapest
17.00 Zalaegerszeg TE FC – Debrecen VSC
19.30 Mezőkövesd Zsóry FC – Újpest FC
Sunday 26 November
17.00 Puskas Academy – Ferencvaros
19.30 Fehervár – Kekskemet TE