Hungary beat their U21 counterparts 4-0 in a match played at the national team’s Austrian training camp.
The main attraction for the Hungary national team on Friday at their Austrian training camp was a practice match, before which there the players’ programme included a tactical discussion and a pre-match walk. Their opponents in the afternoon match were Oscar Corrochano’s U21 team, the Hungarian head-to-head being made more atmospheric by a Hungarian youth team – taking part at an international tournament being held nearby – cheering the teams on from the sidelines.
Ákos Elek and Krisztián Németh, both carrying out rehabilitation work following injury and Ádám Lang who is suffering from an ankle knock, didn’t participate in the match; for those that did it gave the coaching staff first-and knowledge of the players’ physical preparation. The first half saw four goals, Ádám Pintér, László Lencse, Roland Sallai and Zsolt Korcsmár finding the net as the senior team strode into a 4-0 lead. The A team would dominate after the break too, but failed to add to their goals tally. Dániel Gera and Zsolt Korcsmár had to be substituted during the match because of minor injuries, the former receiving a kick to his ankle, the latter suffering a thigh injury.
“Overall, I really liked what I saw, but of course we don’t need to over overestimate the match” reflected head coach Bernd Storck at the post-match press conference. “We created numerous chances and played at a good tempo, the defence also played well; they managed to successfully deal with every promising attack. The different parts of the team worked well together, and the youngsters were also involved. We’ve carried out highly intensive training work over the past few days and this was noticeable in the last 20 minutes, the players will be in peak condition come the start of the European Championships though”.
Hungary 4-0 Hungary U21 (4-0 at half-time)
Hungary: Gábor Király (Dénes Dibusz, 46’) – Attila Fiola (Dániel Gera, 46’, Dominik Nagy, 70’), Roland Juhász, Zsolt Korcsmár (Ákos Kecskés, 77’), Mihály Korhut – Barnabás Bese, Ádám Pintér (Gergő Kocsis, 46’), Máté Vida, Roland Sallai – Ádám Nagy, László Lencse (Dániel Böde, 46’).
Hungary U21, 1st half: Gergő Nagy – Endre Botka, Ákos Kecskés, Dávid Bobál, Milán Nemes – Dominik Nagy, Zsombor Berecz, Márió Németh – Dániel Prosser, Csanád Novák, Donát Zsótér 2nd half: György Székely – Attila Talabér, Bence Lenzsér, Ákos Baki, Domát Szivacski – Benjámin Cseke, Attila Haris – Filip Holender, Márk Madarász, Martin Ádám – Soma Novothny
Goalscorers: Pintér (8’), Lencse (13’), Sallai (15’), Korcsmár (45’)
Source: Press release – MLSZ