KAISAR BEKENOV: “LET’S BE FRANK, THE LOT WAS VERY DIFFICULT”
Executive Director of Astana Kaisar Bekenov commented on the draw of the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League, which brought the capital club together with Sporting from Lisbon, a correspondent of KazFootball.kz reports.
11 декабря, 2017
“Let’s be frank, the lot was very difficult. Sporting is a strong and well-known club, it’s a team of such a level that will not allow underestimation of the opponent, as if Milan and Arsenal did in its place. We already talked with a representative of the Portuguese club. They remember us from matches with Benfica, of course, the matches will be difficult, I think that Sporting have much more chances, given the experience and strength of the Lisbon team, on the other hand, we are already at that stage of the European Competition where we can participate in the tournament without any worry and without any load of expectation and to try to please our fans. I think the next match with Sporting at the play-off stage of the Europa League is an achievement itself. We’ll play with a clean heart, and try to please our audience once again”, - said Kaisar Bekenov.
We remind you that in the 1/16 finals of the UEFA Europa League, Astana will play against the Lisbon Sporting. The first match will be held on February 15 in Astana, and the second one will take place on February 22 in Portugal.