Experienced Csaszar sets his sights on a main round berth

FEATURE: Gabor Csaszar is playing his seventh EHF EURO and has just hit 100 goals for Hungary. His next objective? Qualifying to the main round

As Ljubomir Vranjes accepted to be the coach of the Hungarian national team, he knew he had a lot on his plate.

Vranjes built upon a veteran core, but called up a lot of young players, trying to assemble another Hungarian great team.

Since Gabor Csaszar was first called up to the national team, there have been eight coaching changes, but the talented playmaker has always been a part of the team. And Vranjes gambled on Csaszar’s experience and ability to lead.

The 33-year old who plies his trade for Kadetten Schaffhausen in the Swiss League is at his seventh EHF EURO, where he has already played 30 games, six less than the Hungarian all-time record holder, Gergo Ivancsik.

Csaszar is only three goals behind Ivancsik in the all-time scoring list, but he had just hit the 100th goal in the Men’s EHF European Championship, with his first goal against Spain on Monday.

“I had no idea about this, someone just told me, I am happy, it is a nice thing, I hope it is the big thing, this is my 15th year in the national team and I am proud I achieved this,” said the Hungarian playmaker.

As Csaszar never placed higher than 8th with his national team at the EHF EURO, his first objective is to reach the Main Round, with Hungary needing a win against the Czech Republic.

“We have one more game in the group, so that will be the most important game, the do-or-die one, against the Czech Republic,” concluded Csaszar.

written by Adrian Costeiu / br