Buzsaky: That’s not good enough

Akos Buzsaky makes his debut for Pompey against Wycombe last night   Picture: Steve Reid
Akos Buzsaky makes his debut for Pompey against Wycombe last night Picture: Steve Reid

Akos Buzsaky admitted Pompey’s error-strewn Johnstone’s Paint Trophy exit was not good enough as his Fratton bow turned into a nightmare.

Michael Appleton’s side crashed out of the competition in abject fashion last night, suffering a 3-1 loss to League Two strugglers Wycombe.

Pompey embarrassingly shipped a goal after just 13 seconds on the way to a weak defeat to Gareth Ainsworth’s battling outfit.

The Blues got what they deserved from the second-round clash and were over-ran by the Chairboys in the first half.

It was a full debut to forget for Buzsaky as he made his much-anticipated first start since arriving at the club on a one-month deal.

The 30-year-old spent time training with Pompey’s conquerors before Appleton tempted him to Fratton Park.

Buzsaky made no bones the display was not up to standard – and that Wycombe were worthy winners.

He said: ‘We played against a very motivated team.

‘They scored two goals in 10 minutes and, after that, it was really hard to come back.

‘We made some big errors and, in any level of football, if you do too many errors they will score against you.

‘We played the last three games, won two and drew with Milton Keynes, which was a good result.

‘We were the favourites in this game – but I think they deserved to win.

‘They had the better chances, scored three goals and we weren’t good enough – we have to say that.

‘Now we have to bounce back against Crewe on Saturday.’

Buzsaky confessed he’s still a way from full fitness and needs time to get to the level needed where he can wreak havoc.

He was utilised behind the front two in a diamond formation last night, but it was clear he is still finding his feet in terms of form and fitness.

The former QPR man delivered an honest assessment of his performance and admits he is a way from his best. But the Hungarian promises Pompey fans will see the best of him.

‘I’m not on top of my fitness yet, but these kind of games are important to me,’ said Buzsaky.

‘I don’t expect myself to be hitting top form after one-and-a-half games.

‘The match fitness is the most important thing and I will get better.

‘Maybe I played behind the strikers because Appy knows I’m not fit yet.

‘I didn’t have to defend as much as I would if we were playing 4-4-2.

‘If I play behind the strikers I have to have passes and shots on goal.

‘I could have done better because I didn’t have many opportunities.

‘I wasn’t too disappointed, though, because I wasn’t expecting much more from myself, to be fair. To be match fit doesn’t come from one day to the next.

‘But I’m working hard on the training ground. I just need to be patient.

‘I will get sharper and I’m confident I will show the people in Portsmouth I’m good enough. I want to move forward with this club.’