Former Head Coach Pál Dárdai Fancies Hungary’s Euro 2016 Chances Against Group F Rivals
Tamás Székely 2016.06.01.
“I’ll go to the European Championship to learn and to watch games”, says Pál Dárdai, manager of German first division side Hertha BSC, who had an inevitable role in Hungary’s qualification for the Euro 2016 continental competition. The former head coach of the Hungarian national team, who published his biography in Hungary last week, says that he does not feel he should give any kind of advice to his predecessor Bernd Storck.
The German trainer works really great, he picked the squad wisely, and he gives opportunity to young players to prove themselves, Dárdai said in a video interview with Hungarian sports daily Nemzeti Sport. The popular Hungarian coach, who finished well-above the expectations at the 7th position with Hertha BSC in Bundesliga last season, said that good preparation is of utmost importance to the team. “Some players have not played enough during the season, and only some of them have considerable international experience, therefore the majority will just learn how does it feel to play under huge pressure”, Dárdai said.
Pál Dárdai also spoke about the chances of the national team: “In the first twenty minutes of the game against Austria we will see how far the team has gone so far indeed. They can play with the calmness of the underdogs, every goal scored as well as every battles won on the pitch must be appreciated. If we can go through, it will be a enormous success”, he said. The Hungarian national team reached the Euro finals first time since 1974 and will face Austria, Iceland and Portugal during the group stage of the competition. The first game will take place on 14th of July.