Sports: Armenian football team’s head coach thanks footballers

News.am, Armenia
Sept 5 2019

During his post-game news conference, head coach of the Armenian national football team Armen Gyulbudaghyants commented on the team’s defeat in the Armenia-Italy clash of the EURO 2020 qualifying.

“We played well during the first 20 minutes, but then Italy started pressuring us and we missed a goal. We didn’t have anything to lose in the second half and played well.

I thanked the boys for doing a good job. There were moments that we could have scored goals, but we were defeated. Kamo Hovhannisyan did a tremendous job. We wanted to replace him at the end, but Kamo is a fighter, and despite his injury, he played until the end.

I think we’ll be able to recover before the clash with the Bosnians. I’m satisfied with Artak Grigoryan’s game.

Aram Hayrapetyan helped the team in two or three episodes of the first half,” Gyulbudaghyants said.

The clash between the Bosnian and Armenian teams will take place on September 8 in Yerevan.

Samvel Sukiasyan

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS

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