Monday, 13 September 2021 01:38

Vardan Bichakhchyan: "Aggression, work and speed were at a sufficient level"

The head coach of Ararat Vardan Bichakhchyan expressed the following opinion after the match of the 6th round of the Vbet Armenian Premier League against Alashkert (3:2).

- It turned out to be a rather difficult match. Given the rather long international hiatus, there was concern that the team might lose rhythm. But we started the game well, the guys completed the task. True, at first we conceded a goal, but the guys were able to find the strength and play. The most important thing is that we did not violate the game discipline and did not show haste. It is very important that we equalize the score quickly. Then, as a result of a good combination, we managed to get ahead of the score at the end of the first half. We had one more moment when we hit the post.

The only problem was the beginning of the second half. I think, again, the score prevented us. This approach is absolutely unacceptable. When we lose, the team reacts better than when we are ahead in the score.

Alashkert in the second half had the territorial advantage but played poorly in defense. Unfortunately, we were punished with a red card and the advantage of Alashkert became greater. But at the right moment, we managed to score the third goal and defend competently. True, in the last episode, the team thought that the game was over, and we allowed the pass, and from this, there was a penalty.

In any case, we scored three important points. We have ten days until the next match. Let's get ready for the next match.

- True, the team received a red card, but it is noticeable that the team has changed compared to the game against Noravank. In what sense did the team make progress?
- Today, aggression, work, and speed both in defense and during the attack, in my opinion, were at a sufficient level. In our previous matches, we had a problem with tackling the ball. We imitated defense more than we tried to take the ball away. Today, in this regard, it was not bad. There are enough changes. In any case, we are trying to perform as stable as possible, in such matches, it is very important not to concede a goal, and we must do everything to be able to distinguish ourselves with a secure play in defense.