Kiril Despodov also participated in the press conference before the rematch with Astana. "I think that Ludogorets is used to playing in 3-4 days of matches. It has been in the Europa League groups for many years now. We are used to it and know what it is like to play in 3 days of matches. The team works professionally and everyone is trying to help us recover. The team is fresh and ready to show a good face. Tomorrow we must aim for a win,” he began.
"Astana is a disciplined team that is physically strong. They rely on static positions. However, we should not concentrate on them, but on ourselves", added the captain of the national team.
"It is still too early to say that we have worked with Rhuan as we did with Igor Thiago. In fact, the two have a similar playing style. You remember that at first Igor did not start well, then he relaxed and started scoring goals. Everyone needs time to work with the team. I hope Rhuan scores more than Igor," Despodov said.
Regarding the difference in grass coverage between Astana and Razgrad, Despodov said: "I think it was quite a heavy pitch there. We always play hard on an artificial pitch because in Europe we mostly play on natural pitches. It's definitely not just the pitch. We play at home, in front of our fans. From the first second, let's make Astana feel uncomfortable and show them that nothing good is waiting for them."