Andrey Lunev: "We will try to beat Bayer and qualify"

23 February 2024 17:46
Andrey Lunev: "We will try to beat Bayer and qualify"

"It will be a special feeling to play against my former team. It was good that we played with them." reports that this was said by the goalkeeper of Qarabag Andrey Lunev.

In his statement to Match TV, the Russian goalkeeper commented on the draw of the Europa League 1/8 final stage and the fact that they will again compete against Bayer: "Bayer is a very good team. Especially now they are very strong. We will try to beat Bayer and qualify. On the one hand, the fact that we know the opponent is a positive point. But there is also an issue that due to injuries, rotations were made in their staff. Besides, they haven't lost yet. There is an additional incentive for us. Although for us there is no need to look for this stimulus (laughs). This is Bayer and you have to fight against them. To some extent, Bayer can be considered the most difficult among our possible opponents. I think that the German club is one of the favorites of the tournament. It would be relatively easy if Slavia were to fall conditionally. But I think there is no easy opponent at this stage."

It should be noted that Qarabag will face Bayer on March 7 in Baku and on March 14 in Leverkusen.