Arif Asadov explained the absence of Emreli

16 March 2024 09:38
Arif Asadov explained the absence of Emreli

"The absence of Anton Krivotsyuk and Mahir Emreli in the squad is due to injuries. I have spoken with both of our players, they have injuries." reports that this was said by the head coach of the Azerbaijan national team, Arif Asadov.

In a statement to AFFA's website, the experienced specialist commented on the team announced for the "FIFA Series": "We also consulted with the doctor and decided to heal their injuries and invite them to the next training camp. As for the new faces, Emil Mustafayev, who played in Ukraine, who played in Türkiye, We invited Vusal Iskanderli, who has not been called up to the national team for a long time, and Rza Jafarov, the goalkeeper of Neftchi. Since there are friendly matches, we invited them to watch. Usually, in such friendly matches, new players are checked."

Asadov said that it was considered appropriate for some players to help U-21: "We decided that three young players - Emil Safarov, Nariman Akhundzade and Jalal Huseynov should go to the camp of our national team consisting of 21-year-olds. U-21 is waiting for official games ahead, that's why we talked with the head coach of the team, Samir Aliyev, so that these players will help the youth team in the matches against England and Ukraine."

The head coach also spoke about the goal of the team: "Although the result in the friendly matches is not very important, we go to every match to win. One of the goals set before us is to win both games and raise the mood of the team even more. We will try to , let's get successful results in the upcoming games".

It should be noted that Asadov called 24 players for the matches with Mongolia and Bulgaria and included 4 more players in the reserve list.