Interview 8 November 2023

Dermendzhiev: I want to raise the class with every game

Ludogorets head coach Georgi Dermendzhiev gave a press conference before the game with Fenerbahce in the Conference League. "Fenerbahce is a very...

Ludogorets head coach Georgi Dermendzhiev gave a press conference before the game with Fenerbahce in the Conference League.

"Fenerbahce is a very classy opponent. We are pleased to have the opportunity to play against such a team to see what our class is and where we need to improve. In any case, we will try to play a good match and get the best out of it. You know, it's football. I always wanted the team to raise the class with every game. I am happy that we will play against a classy team. This is very good for us. I want us to improve against teams like that. We all know that this is the last chance and I want us not to miss it," Dermendzhiev began.

"Sonko Sundberg is fine now, training, but we will keep him for now. As I already said, Fenerbahce is a very classy team. I think we played well in Istanbul. We had individual mistakes. We will try not to have these again at home. Of the injured players, there is no player who will return to play for this match," the coach added.

"You can say it's an extremely serious match, but I don't think it's the most important one. The two tournaments are important, we will put in the maximum and try to get out of the group and at the end of the championship, Ludogorets will be in the first position", he said.

"What happened until the moment I came to Ludogorets is gone. From now on, we talk to the players. They understood what they had to do and I think the team will gradually improve," concluded Dermendzhiev.

Ludogorets midfielder Todor Nedelev also attended the team's official press conference before hosting Fenerbahce.

"The head coach will decide if I will play. I am 100% ready, if the coach decides me to play, I will do my best to achieve a good result," said Nedelev.

"I feel very good in Ludogorets. The team received me in the best possible way. My expectations are the same as Mr. Dermendzhiev's – we played a good match in Turkey, we had chances and I hope that with a good game we will take the maximum to continue the battle for ranking further in the tournament," Nedelev said.


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Press conference before Fenerbahce
League table Parva liga, 37th round
1. Ludogorets 82
2. Cherno more 75
3. CSKA-Sofia 67
4. Levski 64
5. Lokomotiv (Plovdiv) 58
6. Krumovgrad 49

 
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