"Preparation is going well. It will be a difficult game for us."
Idman.biz reports that the head coach of "Neftchi" Adrian Mutu told the official television of the club while talking about the friendly match they will hold against "Zenit".
He said that the absence of leading players in the match, which will take place during the break of the national team's games, will cause some difficulties: "Nevertheless, we will try to perform well and give more chance to the players who play less. The main goal is to be ready for the championship match against "Araz-Nakhchivan".
Mutu also watched the game in which the national team won against Sweden with a score of 3:0: "I saw the goals scored by Emin Mahmudov. I watched the game of Hojjat Hagverdi and Eddy Israfilov. Although the victory did not cause a big change in the scoreboard, the game was well taken. I was very satisfied with Emin's goals and I hope that we will start scoring goals as well."
The Romanian expert also appreciated the farewell match for Ruslan Abishov in the match against the Russian representative: "The club's respect for former players is great. Entering the match, he will touch the ball a few times and thus end his career."
Emin Mahmudov, Eddy Israfilov and Hojjat Hagverdi, who are in the camp of the Azerbaijan national team, will miss the match with the Russian team. Kilan Lebon (St. Martin) and Ata Jaber (Palestine) will not be able to participate in the match because they are on their way to the national team. Farid Yusifli, who was called up to the U-21 national team, will not be included in the team. In addition, injured Emil Balayev, Ivan Birkich and Filip Ozobich will not be able to participate in the match against Zenit.
It should be noted that the match between "Neftchi" and "Zenit" was held today at 21:00 at "Neftchi Arena".