The “Old Lady” of Romanian football ended the round of League 1 with four defeats in a row and a disastrous goal difference (1-14), leaving the play-off area in the direction of the “moving sands”.
On this occasion, the management and technical staff of the people of Arad lost their optimism, now concerned more with avoiding the dangerous area of the ranking, than climbing the Top 6.
Consolidation and stabilization of UTA Arad in an atypical championship
Just before the first official match of the new year, on Friday (17:00), with Viitorul, Laszlo Balint talks about consolidating and stabilizing the club, which goes hand in hand with remaining in League 1. And to achieve this goal, the coach Arad is willing to offer guarantees from now on to Uti fans.
“I have said it many times that my goal, first and foremost for everyone in the club, is to consolidate and stabilize the club at the first echelon level. Here we are not just talking about the sports part, although it is obvious that it is paramount or it all starts from it.
Basically, stabilizing the club at League 1 level means maintaining and ensuring participation in the next first league season. But, we have to work on all levels, starting with the construction of the budget, the organization of the club, the infrastructure and so on. But I return to my responsibility, that this club be stable from a sports point of view, to have continuity.
I’m not the type to give guarantees, but now I want to assure our supporters that we will achieve our goal. We sacrifice every bit of energy in this direction, the players know very well what we have to do and maybe the direction we took, somehow, at the beginning of the season was a bit risky.
I want more from every minute of my life, I don’t like mediocrity and that’s why I said that, whether we are a newly promoted team or not, I want to fight in the top of the standings and automatically broadcast play-off claims.
But, there were times in the fall when it turned out we couldn’t. It is clear that we are working to become better, it is clear that we are working to accumulate points, it is very obvious that we need points so that we can stay in an area of the ranking that protects us from emotions.
I have to say again, the championship is extremely long. There are 15 more matches in the regular season, after which there are many more points at stake in the second phase of the championship.
An extremely condensed, crowded program awaits us, there will certainly be many matches whose results will be influenced by fatigue, by possible problems caused by covid. You see, we didn’t get rid of this virus either during this period.
It is clear that it is an atypical championship, both in terms of its development and in terms of the structure and challenges we face every day. We have to face them and be efficient. It’s very important that at the end of each week we can look each other in the eye and be happy with what we’ve accomplished. “, pointed out Laszlo Balint.
Laszlo Balint looks at the rankings: „E ino matter what we achieve in the long run “
UTA is in a ranking position which would allow him to climb back into the playoffs fairly quickly, but there is also the risk of slipping into relegation places.
“I didn’t look at the ranking, it doesn’t matter the ranking now, for me it’s important what we achieve in the long run. It’s true that we need points, it’s true that any victory or two or three good results can lead you to a good area of the standings. Right now, I’m working hard to become more consistent in everything that means expression, in everything that means fluency in the game.
I don’t want to take alibis, it’s not my style, but the fact that we don’t have a training period or that we played only one check match in this mini-break is an impediment in our growth process, as I would see it I. That’s the situation, we adjust things along the way. We also had to skip certain stages in preparation for the first match, but we were somehow put in front of the accomplished fact.
But I have confidence, I have great confidence that, at least in terms of attitude, spirit, motivation, we will present ourselves at a good or very good level. I sincerely hope to have the satisfaction of our work, and when we leave the field to be reconciled with us that we did everything that depended on us to ensure a good result “, also stated the “main” of the people of Arad.
One defender for each band, the last transfers to UTA
Midfielders Vorobjovas, Antal and Roger jr. they are not the only footballers foreigners that UTA is taking this winter, but the people of Arad also have discussions with full-backs from other championships. At least one of them has great chances to reach Arad by the end of this week.
According to our information, it comes from the Russian championship. Laszlo Balint did not give many details, apart from the fact that the list also includes a Romanian footballer, who has played abroad in recent seasons: “At this moment, we have discussions with foreigners for the positions of left-right defenders. At the level of transfers from Romania, it is very difficult to move because no one gives up good players and we do not want to bring any footballers.
It is true that we also have contacts with a Romanian player who has not played in Romania lately, a player who, if we manage to convince him to come, would be a clear plus. I think there will be pleasant surprises when we formalize the transfers and I hope it will be as soon as possible because we need competition, consistency, in a word we need to be better ”.
UTA resumes the 2020-2021 season of League 1 from the quota of 17 points against those from Viitorul Constanța. The match takes place in Arad, on Friday, at 5 pm.
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