–Kalmar fancies their chances against African champions
Hungarian teen star Zsolt Kalmar is aiming to spring a surprise at the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015.
Kalmar is sure to be in the thick of things when Hungary begin their tilt at glory in New Zealand, where they will take on Brazil, Korea DPR and Nigeria in the first round.
Daunting though it is, he cannot wait for the challenge to begin: “If we do our job properly, we’ll have our chances against all three opponents. It won’t be easy, though. We’re going to give our all and we’ll see where that takes us.”
the promising Kalmar, who won his first full international cap in May 2014 and then helped his country book their U-20 world finals place at UEFA European Under-19 Championship held in Hungary a couple of months later. Those achievements were then followed by a move to German second division side RB Leipzig.
“It’s a big honour for me to have played for the national team,” said Kalmar, as assured with a microphone in front of him as he is with a ball at his feet. “I’m also very proud to have worn the captain’s armband at the U-19 Euros, even if our results weren’t exactly what we were hoping for. Now my career has taken me to Leipzig, and I think I’ve made the right choice.”