• STV
  • MySTV

Csaba Laszlo: Not even Celtic would beat Dundee Utd 6-1

The Tannadice club were thrashed by Falkirk in the weekend's Championship meeting.

Anger: Csaba Laszlo was furious with his side's 6-1 defeat to Falkirk.
Anger: Csaba Laszlo was furious with his side's 6-1 defeat to Falkirk. SNS

Csaba Laszlo believes Falkirk pulled off a result even Celtic would not be able to record if they were to come up against Dundee United this season.

The Championship title chasers were humiliated 6-1 at the Falkirk Stadium on Saturday to leave them trailing league leaders St Mirren by six points.

It was a scoreline the manager admitted was the worst of his career, across both his management and playing days.

Still visibly angry at the performance of his players, Laszlo vented to the media ahead of their visit to third place Dunfermline this weekend.

"You lose games... but you do not lose games 6-1," he said. "There has to be pride there.

"If I go tomorrow, let's say, I know we have to face the best team in Scotland. If I go tomorrow to Celtic Park, even with the same players I would not lose 6-1. 100% not.

"But the next question will be but why lose to Falkirk? And this is the right question. Why after going 1-0 ahead?

"Usually if you see we go 1-0 in front I win most of my games 1-0 or 2-1. This is a new experience.

"If I knew it was going in this direction I would have maybe taken all my players back after 50 minutes to the 18-yard box and defended.

"But this is also not Dundee United, this in not what I want. I do not want to be defending a 1-0 lead against Falkirk.

"Sorry Falkirk, congratulations you played fantastic football that afternoon. But on the other side I don't think our fans want to see us score a goal after 70 minutes and then kick the ball in every direction just to save the result... but sometimes you have to."

'We are Dundee United. I don't allow anybody to joke with Dundee United.'
Csaba Laszlo, manager

Laszlo wants to put the personal trauma behind him and hopes the experience will encourage the players not to suffer such a devastating result again.

"That was the hardest punch in my career since I was a manager," he continued. "Even as a player I never lost like this.

"You feel from outside that you are useless. You try and try but you see it doesn't work.

"Every new experience is one you have to learn from. You have to show that you will not go down.

"I am a fighter and I want to show to the players we have to stand up. They made this mistake but that they are in charge and can still challenge this."

When asked if Dundee United were still realistic title challengers, however, Laszlo repsonded: "Definitely, why not?

"There's 16 games to go. We have played one game less and have St Mirren in our home game so what is the problem?

"We are Dundee United. I don't allow anybody to joke with Dundee United."

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.