Black Sea head coach Ilian Iliev commented to “Mach Telegraf” whether he was surprised by Evgeny Serdyuk’s transfer to FC CSKA 1948, as well as shared details about the club’s request to STK.
“I’m not surprised, as there was interest in him from a lot of clubs. The managers have met and agreed. Our job is to find options within the team or possibly with someone new to compensate. Issa is training with us, as you know, and is also an option before us,” Iliev said.
Ismail Isa about to return to the Black Sea
The former national team never found a team
When asked what his team’s priorities are before the break for the national teams, one of our best specialists answered:
“There are difficult matches. I hope Cetso Panov will return faster, because with Dani Dimov it is clear that the recovery will take longer. The defensive options are not very big. It will be difficult with September, they play attacking and it will be necessary to be focused on not conceding easy goals like we did against Ludogorets when we lost the psychological advantage of equalizing. Then we have a match with Heber who is a difficult opponent to beat. In this match we will also have to deal with something perhaps unprecedented in our We played with Ludogorets at 32 degrees at 18:00, and now our match with Heber is scheduled for 15:30.
I don’t believe there is a championship in Europe that has such an early start time in the summer period. We submitted a request to STC as early as August 18, as there are three matches on Sunday the 11th, and only one Bulgarian match on Saturday the 10th. It seems logical to me to move one match and change this starting time. However, for the second week now, we have not received a response from the Sports and Technical Commission, which for other teams reacted extremely promptly, but this is not the case with us. I use this opportunity to appeal to the newly elected head of the Professional League to try to fulfill the functions for which he was elected. This means protecting the rights of the clubs. But on the other hand, I think that this will hardly happen, since until recently Nasko Karaivanov was on the other side of the barricade – in the company holding the television rights. It’s good to protect the clubs, not to hide. To be honest, it is incomprehensible to me why he was chosen.”