The head coach of the Azerbaijani team: "The minimum goal is to get out of the group"

24 October 2023 10:11
The head coach of the Azerbaijani team: "The minimum goal is to get out of the group"

"The general situation in the team is good. The mood is very high. I believe that when we come, we will return with a smile on our faces." informs that Elshad Guliyev, the head coach of Azerbaijan's national mini-football team, said this while talking about the World Championship to be held in the UAE.

In the World Cup, our national team will compete against Kuwait, Egypt and Iraq in Group G. Guliyev said that they are in a suitable group: "We have trained our opponents. Although not complete, we have 50 percent information about them. We could fall into stronger groups. According to the rating, we'll play with more suitable competitors. A lot depends on the 1st game. The situation of the group will be known after the first games on October 27."

The head coach thinks that opponents like European champions will fight more seriously against Azerbaijan: "The minimum goal is to get out of the group, we can go further. We are in the "five" favorites. Therefore, opponents will be more defensive against us. This will complicate our work. We have to play as number 1, win and dictate the match. Opponents will play harder against us to concede fewer goals. So there will be some difficulty. We have worked on it and we believe that the team will show itself."

The expert clarified that Bakhtiyar Soltanov, who was chosen as the best player during the European Championship, was not in the team: "There was some problem with his health. Hopefully, he will participate in future games."

Emin Aga