Hungary set to surprise Germany after France draw, coach says

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Hungary set to surprise Germany after France draw, coach says


Hungarian coach Marco Rossi wasn’t sure his side would get much against world champion France in their Euro 2020 Group F fixture on Saturday but after winning a draw 1- 1, he wants it to also create a surprise against Germany.

After a heartbreaking late collapse in Hungary’s opener on Tuesday, which they lost 3-0 to defending champions Portugal, a side Rossi believed to be easier to face than France, the coach said ‘he was happy that they were now the protagonists.

“It’s incredible, it’s exceptional,” said a cheerful Rossi at a press conference, stressing that besides the result against France, the effort was also commendable. “We have to be happy with the performance. It should make our guys proud. “

Attila Fiola put the hosts ahead just before half-time, but Antoine Griezmann equalized in the 66th minute to take France to four points after two games and on track for the last 16.

Hungary’s unexpected point kept their hopes low and they now have to beat another heavyweight, Germany, on Wednesday to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stage.

“We have to keep our feet on the ground. I’m not arrogant and say we’ll win in Munich, but we’ll do our best to make it a game, ”said Rossi, who slammed critics who said he should have called different players for the game. final.

Hungary’s Puskas Arena, the only venue to allow full crowds at Euro 2020, was filled with 65,000 fans screaming for joy at their team’s performance and Rossi said the fans deserved the result against France.

“A crowd, supporters like we have at the stadium today, or against Portugal, or even five years ago during Euro 2016, we have unique supporters, that’s why we are working to give them satisfaction, ”he added, before turning to the future. for the national team.

“We are in a process of growth,” said Rossi.

Several of Hungary’s best players have just reached their twenties, including injured midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, the team’s most promising young player.

UEFA’s Man of the Match midfielder Laszlo Kleinheisler said he expected the team to grow stronger with “the incredible experience” in the future.

“We equalized the French throughout the game,” Kleinheisler said. ” I trust

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