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Bajzát hoping to revive Győr glory days

Published: Thursday 4 December 2008, 16.39CET
With the prolific Péter Bajzát in their side, Győri ETO FC are hoping to pull away from the lower reaches of the Hungarian top flight when the season resumes in the spring and add some lustre to the club's faded glory.
by Márton Dinnyés
from Budapest
Bajzát hoping to revive Győr glory days
Péter Bajzát has scored eleven goals this season for Győr ©Mathias Imre
Published: Thursday 4 December 2008, 16.39CET

Bajzát hoping to revive Győr glory days

With the prolific Péter Bajzát in their side, Győri ETO FC are hoping to pull away from the lower reaches of the Hungarian top flight when the season resumes in the spring and add some lustre to the club's faded glory.

With the prolific Péter Bajzát in their side, Győri ETO FC are hoping to pull away from the lower reaches of the Hungarian top flight when the season resumes in the spring.

'Confidence key'
Though the team lie fourth from bottom, the situation would have been worse but for Bajzát, who accounted for almost half his side's 23 goals as he struck eleven times in his 14 games prior to the winter break. "A striker needs confidence to make the right decisions in front of goal," said the 27-year-old, who finished top scorer in the 1. Liga with 17 goals two years ago. "You also need to have a good team to provide you with good chances, and some luck to finish as the league's top goalscorer."

Hark back
Győr's current concerns are in contrast to their last campaign which saw the team finish third and qualify for this season's UEFA Cup, where they were eliminated in the second qualifying round by VfB Stuttgart. Many in the town still hark back to the golden era of the 1980s, which saw the side challenge the hegemony of the Budapest clubs by winning back-to-back titles in 1981/82 and 1982/83, and Bajzát acknowledged the present-day squad's ambition was to emulate such achievements.

'Great respect'
"I know that we didn't start the season well, but we have a good team and we started to prove that in the second part of our autumn campaign," the former Debereceni VSC and SC Rot-Weiss Oberhausen striker told uefa.com. "The side that won those titles command great respect in this city and our aim is to be like them one day, so I will do everything in the future to score as many goals as possible."

 

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