Hungary’s new football coach Marco Rossi has said it is a “huge honor” for him to be tasked with leading the Hungarian team.
“It is a huge honor for me that the MLSZ leadership made an approach regarding the head coach’s position,” Rossi told mlsz.hu.
“At the same time, I’ve started to feel the pressure on me too, because I know how much the Hungarian people love football and how much they would like the national team to be successful. I am thankful to MLSZ President Dr SándorCsányi for his trust in me but I’m also very grateful to Honvéd too, because they were the team that first invited me to work in Hungary.
“If Honvéd had not believed in me and not named me Budapest Honvéd head coach, and had we not achieved success with the team, it is easy to imagine that I would not have become Hungary national team head coach either.
He said he looks forward to the forthcoming football season and what the team will hopefully deliver.
“It would be irresponsible of me to promise how many matches we will win or exactly what is going to happen in the period ahead of us. However, I can promise with a clear conscience that, as always, we’re going to do everything we can for the team’s success,” he said.
“I’m counting on the players for this and that the appetite I know they have within them; that they will show everyone that they are capable of much better results than they have achieved recently. I would like the atmosphere around the national team to be the same as it was during and after the 2016 European Championships,” he added.