Hungarian footballer Zoltán Gera spoke ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Northern Ireland, saying that the team should play relaxed and calm. The game is set to be played in Gera’s Ferencváros home stadium, the brand new Budapest Groupama Arena.
Gera, an experienced footballer who has played in several Premiere League clubs, said that the first qualifier to the Euro 2016 is a major one. “It is important that we do not play hastily or crumble under the pressure, instead everyone should play a relaxed, calm game. We have to try and shut the outside world out, and avoid expectations making us convulsive”.
The team has had two training sessions on Wednesday, both with the supervision of head coach Attila Pintér. Earlier this week, Balázs Dzsudzsák also spoke about expectations and the team. According to Dzsudzsák, it is a good thing that there are more players from Hungarian clubs, adding that is quite favorable that these players are all regulars in their respective clubs. He also expressed his joy of welcoming back experienced teammates like Roland Juhász and Zoltán Gera.
Pictured Hungarian keeper Ádám Bogdán, training ahead of the Sunday match in Telki. (MTI)
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