Dundee United manager Csaba László has a clear message for the doubters ahead of the weekend’s trip to Falkirk. Namely that he wants the same as them.
Some in the Dundee United support and in the media have questioned Csaba László’s ability to bring success to Tannadice this season. However, the United boss had a message of his own for those who doubt him.
“There is always pressure if you are the manager of Dundee United.
“Everybody wants to win every game, to play also very nice football, to score maybe five or six goals and to win the league. I wish the same.”
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Falkirk match, the United manager said: “The message can come just from the team, because if you win the game I think the fans will be happy.
“So, this is what we have to do. Win the game and make the fans happy.
“I think this is the best message if you show that you are fighting for the victory.”
Despite being disappointed that his side only took a point at home to Morton last Saturday, László felt there was at least one positive to take. Namely, in the way his team fought to the end to get something from the game.
“I was happy after the game for one reason. Not because we lost two points, I was really unhappy that we lost two points, but on the other side it made me happy to see that the team, until the last minute, are fighting.
“They want to come back and show, even if there is positive or negative noise, they closed their ears and they thought ‘OK we go and go so long as possible to score one goal’ and this means that the team is fighting.
“The team is alive, and the team try to do everything for the fans, for the club and for themselves.”
“I told them in the dressing room: ‘I can’t be angry with you guys, I am angry that we lost the two points, but you showed that you are alive, and you try hard’.”
Turning to the Falkirk match itself, László anticipates an interesting game.
“Last weekend we got a point but not three points and this weekend I think this is also must be the target.
“Every weekend the target is three points.
“We can talk about four games unbeaten, but this doesn’t help you because you lost four points in the last few games and for this reason we want the gap between first and us to not be huge.
“For this reason, you have to deliver.
“We concentrate, we fight for this, this is a massive game for us.
“I think also for Falkirk because they are bottom of the league and are also desperate to win the home game.
“For this reason, it is an interesting game because both teams need the three points.”
Dundee United face off against bottom side Falkirk on Saturday at 3pm in ex-United manager Ray McKinnon’s first home game as Falkirk boss after leaving Morton just three months into the job.