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Exclusive: Sampdoria hero Rossi admits 'dream come true' leading Hungary to Euros

Earlier this month, the entire football world were talking about Marco Rossi and his Hungary, a team capable of achieving a historic result for the Hungarian people.

It is the first time the Hungarians have managed to qualify for the European Championship twice in a row.

Much of the credit goes to Rossi, who continues to prove himself as a top-tier trainer as Hungary coach.

Tribalfootball.com spoke exclusively with the man himself, Rossi, to whom we asked how satisfied he is with this result: "I don't deny that we are very satisfied.

'It is the first time that Hungary manages to reach the European Championships for two consecutive times, we are very satisfied. It is a dream that comes true. My team and I are very happy with this result."

Asked if he was aware that he is practically a hero in Hungary, Rossi replied: "The fact that I can be considered a hero…things change so fast, we know how it works in football."

Qualifying for the European Championships against top-tier national teams could already be considered a remarkable result for Rossi and his team.

Or rather, from an external point of view one would say that it will be a success anyway, because thinking of winning a group with France, Germany and Portugal is really a gamble.

Rossi does not think so and demonstrating great ambition, tells us: "It is clear that appetite comes with eating.

"But we must keep our feet on the ground, because we will play against three ironclads, we know that very often the expectations of fans and journalists may not be exactly in line with the actual potential, but it is clear we must with a group like the one we will face at the European Championship.

"It goes without saying that it will be very difficult even to think of achieving a result."

Rossi's mind immediately goes to his fans, the Hungarian people, demonstrating how much he now feels part of the Hungarian national team's project.

"It will be important to confirm the progress of the last few months and in any case we must leave the pitch with our head held high, that's what our fans ask us."

Matteo Vitale
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