"Eddy Israfilov was one of the main causes of the defeat"
Yunis Huseynov, the former captain of the Azerbaijan national team, told Idman.biz.
An experienced specialist revealed the name of one of the main culprits of the match in which Azerbaijan lost to Belgium 0:5 in the EURO-2024 Qualifiers. He said that the nationalized player of "Neftchi" Eddy Israfilov left the team in the minority and that worked in favor of the opponent: "There is no need to call Eddy Israfilov to the team after that. If a football player plays in the national team, he must show his whole being when he goes on the field. I don't see those feelings in Eddy. It's like they're forcing the game. The team did more harm than good. Belgium is a very strong team. It could have been even more tragic to play against them with 10 people."
It should be noted that Israfilov was punished with a second yellow card in the 24th minute and was removed from the field.