Rossi wants Hungary ‘humility’ against Italy in Nations League

Hungary have shocked everyone in the Nations League and only need a draw to reach the Final Four, but coach Marco Rossi wants ‘the utmost humility’ to get past Italy.

It kicks off on Monday at the Puskas Arena in Budapest at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

They lost their opening game 2-1 in Cesena to the Azzurri, but then went on to amass 10 points including a 4-0 victory away to England and 1-0 in Germany on Friday evening.

Italy are the only side who could still leapfrog them at the top of the group, but need a victory to achieve that.

“We need the utmost humility,” said Italian tactician Rossi in his press conference.

“Thanks to the great work of the lads, we now have 10 points, but cannot risk becoming arrogant. The only way to achieve success is to work together as a team, respecting the shirt we are wearing.

“If we do reach the Final Four, we’d reach a level of enthusiasm never seen before.”

Regardless of whether they qualify or not, tomorrow will be an emotional occasion for Adam Szalai, who has decided to retire from international duty with Hungary.

The veteran captain has to hand over his armband and Rossi insists he has “not yet decided” who will take over that role.

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