After goal-rich matches, with two victories and a draw, the Hungarian U-17 national football team took first place in one of the important stages to prepare for next year’s European age group tournament, the Telki Cup, which includes the prestigious international field. Production was evaluated by national coach Attila Belfon.
In the long-running Telki Cup, which was held for the 41st time this year – in the 1999 edition, later classics such as Petr Cech and Tomas Rosicky showed their skills – as well as the home team, Icelandic, Croatian and Turkish U17 national teams participated.
Hungarian youth With two wins and one draw They finished first in the tournament, playing high-quality matches. The best goalkeeper in the tournament is the one who saves the penalty kick against the Croats Matthias Molnar He became, while he was on the scorer list with three hits Soldier Stephen Sharing first place. Federal coach for the age group team, Attila Bellephone He was satisfied with the success of Utánpótlássport, but emphasized: The youngsters still have a long way to go, and they have a lot to learn.
“We are very happy that the team finished the tournament unbeaten. Every success is important, but it must be evaluated realistically, and we also know that the youngsters still have a lot to improve. Attila Bellevon began his assessment. – The most important thing is that the players play tactically, consciously and disciplinedly, while also showing their creativity, and with these virtues they manage to outperform the opponents. The task was not easy for them, the Icelandic and Croatian teams consisted of strong and physically developed players, but the most difficult task was to face the Turks. The opponents used the wings quickly, dynamically and dangerously and stood behind our defense several times. There were many chances on both sides, and in the end we came out better.”
The youth focus is already on the 2023 European Under-17 Championship, organized in Hungary, of which the three matches held in Tilke were a great preparatory stop.
“International matches depend on the nuances, you have to work hard to achieve success. The translation against the Turks showed the position of the team, perhaps not by chance, because we focused a lot on mental preparation in their training. The first position is especially valuable in light of the fact that many armies And the injured players missed the tournament. But we’ve always had players who put in extra performance, and that’s encouraging for the future. My teammates also have a huge advantage in winning, and I owe them a debt of gratitude. Of course, there’s still a long way to go until next year’s European Championship, and we want to keep improving. Across the board. We will meet many high-ranking international opponents in the coming months, and surely the youngsters will be able to learn a lot from these clashes. Our national team has a healthy competitive spirit that I hope will continue. If that is the case, we can have good hopes for the future.”
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