Vagif Sadigov: "Everyone has a different opinion about Gianni de Biasi"

17 November 2023 16:01
Vagif Sadigov: "Everyone has a different opinion about Gianni de Biasi"

"Azerbaijan national team won a great and deserved victory over Sweden. In addition, our national team has achieved several historical firsts."

AFFA vice president Vagif Sadigov told

Assessing the Azerbaijan-Sweden match held in Baku in the EURO-2024 qualifying, the expert praised the victory with a score of 3:0. According to him, scoring three goals against a strong opponent ranked 5th in the world ranking is not an easy task: "We witnessed the match we dreamed of. Our national team managed to please all our fans."

He also said that the meeting with Belgium in the next match will not be easy. According to the AFFA official, the opponent is an obvious favorite: "Belgium is also a team ranked at the top of the world ranking table. This team has great star players. Let's not forget that it is possible to fight against every opponent. I believe that our national team is psychologically strong now after the victory over Sweden. Even so, they will contend for the match."

The 64-year-old expert clarified the questions about Gianni de Biasi, whose contract will expire at the end of the cycle: "This question is of interest to many. After the match, AFFA president Rovnag Abdullayev said that we are currently preparing for the last game. I believe that after the match with the Belgian national team, a meeting of the Executive Committee will be held and discussions will be made there. De Biasi’s activities over the years will also be reviewed and his report will be heard. Of course, everyone has a different opinion about him. These views will be discussed at the meeting of the Executive Committee. After all this, some decision will be made. He is going through a preparatory period with our team against a strong opponent."

Banuchichek Huseynli