Lithuanian national team football championship 2020 selection in Group C matches will meet with Bulgaria footballers. We invite you to follow this meeting from 4 p.m. with Sportas.lt Portal.
• The Lithuanian national team has suffered 5 losses in the selection of this world championship and still does not have a single point. Bulgaria, meanwhile, has won one win, finished two matches in a draw and has 5 points in its account.
• Lithuanian and Bulgarian national teams met in the World Cup selection just over a month ago. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Lithuanians lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
• In this match, the Lithuanian national team will be led for the first time by a new coach Valdas Ivanauskas, who missed the previous meeting because he was infected with the coronavirus.
• Edgaras Utkus, Vaidas Slavickas and Ignas Plūkas will not be able to help the Lithuanian national team in this match.
Valdas Ivanauskas, Lithuanian national team head coach:
“It is gratifying that the team has gathered in a full line-up, which has started to fully complete the match, which is very gratifying. It is gratifying that the situation of the players in the clubs has changed radically, it is for everyone, I think the preparedness went smoothly. Unfortunately, having injuries that are inevitable. As you know, the services of Edgar Utkus had to be refused, Benas Šatkus from the U21 team was suddenly called up. There were some microtraumas, but hopefully they will be resolved, ready to go smoothly and look forward to the race.
The latest results delight Bulgarian fans, their national team. In the last three matches with Italy, us and Sakartvel have managed to win or draw. Psychologically it is very important to them, the team is powerful, dangerous in standard situations, so punished us and Sakartwell. There are very high level players, you need to supervise them, you need to know them. “
Ernestas Šetkus, “Lithuanian national team goalkeeper”:
“The mood is twofold. It’s nice to be back in the national team after the break, but the results from the other sides aren’t what you’d like. Maybe someone says we played well, we fought well, but I personally have been tired of hearing the same words for the last 5-6 years, we need to take something tangible from this match. I watched the match and missed the match with the Lithuanians. There is only Džiugas Bartkus left in Israel, then it is a pleasure to meet the players here when there is no need to explain the players in two or three languages. “
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