“Stanimir Stoilov is my friend but now we are opponents. Georgia and Kazakhstan are favorites on paper but everything will be proved on the pitch” – Vladimir Weiss said these words at the press conference in Astana.
The head coach of the Georgian national team held pre-match press conference and talked about the upcoming match. According to the Slovak specialist, each point is important in the group.
Composition - “I cannot talk about the composition now. I have not made a decision about some positions yet. Only the players who are 100 per cent ready for the match will play tomorrow”.
Return to Kazakhstan and Stanimir Stoilov - “I spent three beautiful years in Kairat but now I came here not as a friend but as an opponent. I think Stanimir Stoilov is a great coach. His team is playing clever and aggressive football. He is my friend but this time he is an opponent”.
The same hotel – “I do not have nostalgia. I know this hotel. It has a good atmosphere and staff. You feel like home. But now I only think about tomorrow’s match”.
Artificial turf – “The pitch is in a good condition. Kazakhstan has its own style, we have ours. Let us see who will win. It is an important match but not decisive in the group. We will fight for victory because each point is important”.
Georgia is a favorite – “Stanimir is a clever coach. Chances are equal. Kazakhstan and Georgia are favorites in the group but Latvia and Andorra also have ambition for victory. Of course, our goal is to take the first place in the group. Let us see what will happen. It will be an interesting match and I believe we will win”.
Georgia – Kazakhstan match will be held at Astana Arena tomorrow, on September 6. It will start at 18:00 Tbilisi time.
Sopho Erkvania for WORLDSPORT.GE from Astana