FTC suffered a one-goal defeat against Rapid Wien in Valencia.
Wednesday afternoon FTC played its first pre-season game against Rapid Wien in the Spanish training camp. Thomas Doll put four new players in his starting XI. Rapid started better and created dangerous chances but later the match became more balanced. The away strikers put the Fradi defense on trial in the second half and often Ádám Holczer had to show flying saves to protect the goal. In the 72nd minute Rapid received a penalty which they turned to a goal. Although our team tried equalizing in the remaining minutes the result remained 0-1 and Rapid won the match.
“As the trees of Kosztolányi, so belonged I to Üllői Street. My foes might have said: Albert loiters on the FTC pitch like the trees from Üllői Street with a slight difference; they don’t have their arms on their hips. Well, I was indeed loitering; what’s more, sometimes with my arms on my hip, but between two loitering, I performed some tricks, scored some goals and pleased a few hundred thousand football friends. For me, the FTC stadium meant everything: I, the lad from the countryside, could have become and became somebody there. MY FORTUNE LEAD ME THERE SINCE SOMEWHERE UP IN THE SKY IT HAD BEEN DETERMINED THAT MY LIFE WOULD BE FERENCVÁROS.” - Flórián Albert