Bartosz Grzelak and Dávid Horváth spoke to the media after the match.
"We knew that it would be a tough match against MTK. We weren't sharp enough in the first half, and after the sending off sometimes the team with the man advantage gets such a strange pressure that you have to use this advantage immediately, but we handled it well this time, we played on patiently. I have to say that I have a lot of respect for MTK because they played in a civilised manner even when they were trailing by two men and they closed down the areas well, but I am happy that we managed to score several times and win two games in a row at home. These six points are the result of hard work during the midweek."
A Journalist asked what had changed in the three weeks since the cup defeat.
"I was sitting here in front of you even when the results weren't going our way and I was talking about how the team was training well during the week. I knew that would have an effect. We have also changed our line-up, some players are more in position now and we have become more compact defensively. Before the match we had scored the third most goals, but we also conceded the third most goals, so I'm happy that we won the game without conceding a goal - of course I know that MTK played with two players less today. We are working hard to show a football that will make Vidi fans proud. It's a long process, but we are on the right track."
"The match was turned upside down because of the sending off's. Until then, the team was in order, the players played concentrated football and executed the moves they needed to in a disciplined manner. However, the first sending off came early on, followed shortly after by the second, and after that we were left to do damage control. We defended solidly in two chains of four, but we didn't have much chance to attack. Despite the goals, the team held on well. I'm sorry it turned out like that, because against 11 v 11 I think we would have played a good game, we had chances with equal numbers, but of course that's just fiction. The sending off of Kádár was an unfortunate situation, I think he was just trying to get into position, but I haven't seen the replay yet. Thiam should have acted more calmly with a yellow in that situation, I say that even if we think it was a legal tackle."
Author: David Rechnitzer