National captain: "We were out of luck"

12 October 2023 09:25
National captain: "We were out of luck"

"The match in Astana was a continuation of the match in Baku. These meetings seemed to repeat each other." reports that Emin Kurdov, a futsal player of the Azerbaijan national team, said.

The captain of his team evaluated the game against Kazakhstan in the elite round of the WC-2024 in Astana. He told the press service of the federation that he was unlucky in the 2:3 defeat: "We played better against this opponent in Baku and proved that we are strong enough to fight against any national team. We were just out of luck. Luck is very important in sports. Luck was on their side in both meetings. A good atmosphere was created for them in the hall. The referees also said their "word". Mainly, I would mention the match in Baku. When the score was 1:2, they stopped the game with the whistle, but they did not allow the opponent to steal the ball and score a goal. In return, we expected an example of fair play from the opponent, but unfortunately they did not do it."

According to the goalkeeper, there is no other way but victory in the upcoming matches: "We have 2 games left. We must beat Romania in Baku and the Netherlands on the road to finish the qualifying round in the second place. True, we will have a loss. Edu was suspended this time and will miss the game against Romania. Instead, Felipinho will be with the team. Of course, we would like to qualify directly for the finals. But the reasons I mentioned did not allow it."