The head coach of Armenia’s National Soccer Team, Armen Gyulbudaghyants, said that Tuesday’s 3 to 2 victory over the Greek National team in the Euro 2020 qualifier was “tough.”
“The boys did a great job, they played in a disciplined manner,” he told reporters during a post-match press conference. He said the team “lost focus only in a single moment.”
“This was a very difficult victory for us,” added Gyulbudaghyants, who added that during these types of matches what matters is the mood, setting and the desire to win.
In fact it was not all rivalry during Tuesday’s match. Armenia’s National team captain Henrikh Mikhitaryan was seen warmly greeting and embracing the captain of the Greek team, Sokratis Papastathopoulos. After all, the two also are teammates at Aresenal.
Armenians had traveled from all over Europe to attend the match and cheer for Armenia’s National team.
“Many thanks to our fans. We felt your support,” Gyulbudaghyants said.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also congratulated the Armenian National Football Team for its stunning victory against Greece on Tuesday.
“Six goals and two victories in two matches. This is getting serious. Congratulations to the Armenian National Football Team, with expectations of a heated matches in the fall,” said Pashinyan .