21:58  +04,  November 17, 2019

Armenia national football squad manager: I'm not in favor of adventurism

By Samvel Sukiasyan

PALERMO. – Manager of the Armenian national football team, Abraham Khashmanyan, answered the journalists' questions at the pre-match press conference in Palermo, Italy, of the final round of the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

NEWS.am Sport is livestreaming from Palermo.

"The team only had two days to prepare," Khashmanyan said, in particular. “We are ready for the game [against Italy]. Again we will play five defenders. We have a lot of player losses. The team must also have a second game scheme. Our first motivation is the question of self-respect. We have to get out on the pitch to do our best. Today it is impossible to compare the Armenian team with the Italian team. We have the loss of many important players for our team [due to injury]. I'm not in favor of adventurism myself, and we will not go for it. We will try to play organized football and quickly counterattack when possible."

The Italy vs. Armenia match will be played on November 18, and it will start at 11:45pm Armenia time. From Armenia’s Group J, Italy and Finland have already qualified for the Euro 2020 finals.

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