Jeyhun Sultanov criticized the Neftchi head coach: "I have never seen anything like this" - VIDEO

3 April 2024 15:35
Jeyhun Sultanov criticized the Neftchi head coach: "I have never seen anything like this" - VIDEO

“This result was expected in the match between Neftchi and Qarabag. Since it was a cup game, I expected a more pressured and good fight from Baku."

This was said by Jeyhun Sultanov, a former football player of the Azerbaijan national team, who was a guest of the Idman Bizde program.
He commented on the game Neftchi - Qarabag (0:4) in the semi- finals of the Azerbaijan Cup. Sultanov said that the whites did not live up to their expectations: "Neftchi played very bad football. They didn't even know what they were doing. If you watch the video of the game, you will see that they made a mistake in the 4th pass. It was as if they were already defeated. Qarabag played with the necessary 11. The Neftchi game is more important for them than the EuroLeague. Unfortunately, the black & whites will not be able to succeed today with this coach and these players. Although the team from Baku is better than other teams, there is no game in the middle. I have never seen such a head coach. He cannot interfere in the game and keep the players in tone. The head coach is to blame for this speech."

The 44-year-old specialist also revealed the main problem of Neftchi: "There are people who, when they speak, say that they are criticizing for some reason. How can I say that Neftchi played well today, how would you not laugh at me? The offensive line is not at any level, minus one Keelan Lebon. The middle line is more than 100 years old. The state of defense is also in sight. If the midfield is old, you can't talk about dynamics. There is a big difference between Qarabag and Neftchi in this position. In modern football, whoever has the strongest midfield wins. This is one of the main problems."

He counts the favorite Zira in the second semi-final pair in the cup: “They look better than Gabala. I think that the people of Baku will pass the stage. I cannot say the result of the game. But the winner of this pair has no chance against Qarabag.”
It should be noted that the Azerbaijan Cup match between Zira and Gabala will start at 19:00 today.

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