Vardan Minasyan announced Armenian national team`s squad
As we have previously informed Armenian national team head coach announced the list of players who will start preparation for Albania-Armenia friendly match, which will take place on the 14th of August. In the interview to FFA official site Minasyan spoke about the squad and upcoming match.
Mr. Minasyan, you invited 29 players. How can you explain such a big amount of players?
First of all I want to say, that from 29 invited players we will choose 23, who will prepare for the friendly against Albania. Our U-21 team will play its match on the 11th of August. After that the players, that are also invited to U-21 team will join us in Albania.
Will all the invited players arrive in Yerevan?
Karlen Mkrtchyan’s and Artyom Khachaturov’s teams will play their matches later. That’s why these two players will join us in Albania. Hrayr Mkoyan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also doubtful to take part in the campaign as they are still injured.
What are your main goals concerning the match against Albania?
We will try to use the strategy we will use against Czech Republic. I don’t speak about the squad, but the strategy. We’ll try to give more time to the players, who don’t have chances to spend much time.
How important is the result of the upcoming match?
The results of all games, official or friendly, are important for us. After a big pause it’s very important for us to see all the players together in the training campaign, to chech their co-operation. Our team has its own style of playing and we are not going to change anything in such a short period. The only thing our team misses, is stability. Besides, disqualification and lack of fit are the components, that doesn’t let us to achieve better results.