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. Norayr Aslanyan, Dutch club FC Emmen player is among players who are invited to Armenian national team for the first time.
FFA official site had a short interwiew with Norayr Aslanyan.
Norayr, what did u feel, when u received the invitation from Armenian national team?
It is hard to describe my feelings. When I received the invitation, I could not believe it. Now I realize it is true.
What was your club`s reaction to your invitation to the national team?
Everybody was happy. Most of our players are Dutch, and u can understand, that it is very difficult for them to have a hope of playing in Dutch national team. That`s why everyone in our club is proud to have a player of a national team, even if it is a foreign country.
Which is yout favourite position in the field?
I consider myself as an attacking midfielder or a second striker, but actually I am ready to play in any position in the field.
Do you know any of our national team players?
I don`t know anyone personally, I have only had a short contact with Aras Ozbiliz. However, I know almost everyone, since Armenian players are becoming more popular also in Europe.
What are your expectations from upcoming friendly with Luxembourg?
I am looking forward to that game. I don`t know much about Luxembourg, but I know a lot about our team instead, as I always watch our games. I liked the way we played against Italy. Our players showed a great potential and proved they can still improve. We have a lot of strong players in our national team. I realize that it will be difficult for me to achieve my place in starting line-up. However, I will do my best to prove I deserve to play in Armenian national team.