UK time is: 20:03:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Zoltan Hungary for success

After signing Hungary international Zoltan Liptak on transfer deadline day, Saints boss Mark Wotte has been impressed with what he has seen so far.

The 24-year-old was in the stands to see Saints slip to yet another home defeat, this time at the hands of Sheffield United, but despite this, Liptak is still as eager as ever to begin his Saints career.

Speaking to the official club website, Liptak said, "I am very pleased to be here at Southampton. It has been a dream of mine to play in The Championship and I hope that I can help Southampton to move away from the relegation zone."

Liptak's parent club, Ujpest FC, currently sit in second spot in the Hungarian top flight, and it was during a 'behind-closed-doors' friendly against Saints where Liptak caught the eye of the newly appointed Head Coach.

Despite making a good impression during training this week, Wotte is reluctant to throw him in at the deep end. Wotte told saintsfc.co.uk, "We got clearance on Thursday and we have two reserve matches next week, so I think it's best for Zoltan to play a couple of games like that first to get used to the players and the system."

Liptak knows what to expect from English football, after a short spell at Southend United during the 2007-08 season. However, Liptak also acknowledges the differences between the Hungarian and the English game. "The tempo over here is higher and some teams are physically stronger, but I am looking forward to getting involved."

Saints fans will certainly be hoping that Liptak can help to improve their defensive record, having conceded 6 goals in their last 3 matches.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Daniel Bailey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 5 2009

Time: 6:38PM

Your Comments

Good work mate. Welcome to Vital Football!
abesaint
Can't really see him featuring a lot for us this season, only if perry or saeijs get injured. But you can't have too many defenders!
sfc123
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Poch - We Lacked An Edge (Sunday April 13 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Cardiff (Saturday April 12 2014)

Poch's Challenge - Maximum Points (Friday April 11 2014)

Everton Game Now Re-set (Thursday April 10 2014)

Stats: Man City v Southampton (Saturday April 5 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. wilfster 14
2. Vital Saint 14
3. his4harry 3
4. saadj713 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Everton 33 19 9 5 22 66
6. Spurs 34 18 6 10 0 60
7. Man Utd 33 17 6 10 18 57
8. Southampton 34 13 9 12 5 48
9. Newcastle 34 14 4 16 -14 46
10. Stoke 34 11 10 13 -10 43
11. West Ham 34 10 7 17 -9 37

Breaking League News

TRANSFER NEWS: Chelsea Sign Mario ‏
Chelsea : 16/04/2014 19:24:00
Team News From The Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 19:07:00
Liverpool: Flanagan Set For England Call
Liverpool : 16/04/2014 19:00:00
Jones loses appeal
Stoke : 16/04/2014 18:08:00
Randy In Praise Of Lambert - Sod The Fans
Aston Villa : 16/04/2014 17:27:00
Sunderland Travel To Etihad To Take On City
Sunderland : 16/04/2014 17:08:00
West Ham : 16/04/2014 16:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Cardiff MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Gazzaniga 0%
Chambers 0%
Shaw 0%
Schneiderlin 0%
Fonte 25%
Lovren 0%
S Davis 0%
Cork 50%
Lambert 0%
Ramirez 0%
Lallana 25%
Sub - Gallagher 0%
Sub - Clyne 0%
Sub - Do Prado 0%