As we have previously informed, Armenian national team head coach Vardan Minasyan announced the list of players, who will prepare for the friendly match against Luxembourg. The match will take place on the 5th of February in Valence, France. FFA official site spoke to FC Ufa striker Mikhail Markosov, who is among players invited to Armenian national team for the first time
How did you react to the invitation from Armenian national team?
Of course I was very glad. In spite of the fact I play in Russia, Armenia is my historical motherland and it`s a great honour for me to receive call-up from Armenian national team.
When you started to score goals at “Ufa”, did u expect the invitation from Armenian national team?
Of course, I had a hope, but didn’t expect it will happen so soon.
If you start to play in Armenian national team, you will be considered as a “foreign” player in Russia. Did you have any hesitations accepting the invitation from Armenian national team?
I was sure, I had made a right decision. I decided that I would go till the end. Playing in the national team is another level, a unique chance, that one has to use. Besides, if the player is strong, he will find his place, even if he is a foreigner.
What are your expectations from upcoming friendly against Luxembourg?
To tell the truth, I can’t say anything about our opponents, as I haven`t watched their matches. As for our national team, of course I have seen several matches and I know how our team plays. However, the most important thing during this training camp is to get acquainted with the teammates and coaches and to get used to the team.
Do you think you will get a chance to play against Luxembourg?
I think, if the coach has invited me, he expects something from me. As it is a friendly match, the coach will probably give an opportunity to everyone. As for me, I will try to meet expectations of the coach and prove that I deserve to play in Armenian national team.