Gera targets Hungary return
Zoltan Gera wants a return to the international fold, according to new Hungary boss Sandor Egervari.
By Juha Pal
Last Updated: 29/07/10 5:05pm
Hungarian midfielder Zoltan Gera wants a return to the international fold, according to international boss Sandor Egervari.
The 31-year-old Fulham player resigned from the national team last year following a fall-out with coach Erwin Koeman, but last week it was announced that Egervari would become the new manager.
Egervari has met with Gera in London and after posistive talks he is expected to return to the Hungary squad to face England in August.
"We were talking through the whole morning and I talked to him about the present situation and outlined him my plans with the team," Egervari told www.origo.hu.
"Zoli said that there were so many positive changes lately that he'd like to come back to the national team and I'm very happy about it.
"At that time he told the national coach that he doesn't want to play in the team for a while and now he told the national coach (to me) that he wants to play again because of the changed atmosphere."
Former West Brom midfielder Gera has made more than 60 appearances for Hungary and could be given the captain's armband if he returns.