The legend of Spartak and one of the most loved football players in the history of the club, Encho Nedev, believes that the Falcons have a real chance to eliminate the elite Krumovgrad for the Bulgarian Cup. The clash between the two teams from the 1/16 finals is today at 3 p.m. at Spartak Stadium.
“Our team has been playing quite well lately and although its main goal is to return to the elite, I think it will approach today’s match seriously and responsibly. The fact that we are in the second echelon does not matter at all, since the tournament matches are completely different from those in the championship and are played according to different rules,” Nedev said.
“I was in Group B with Spartak when 42 years ago we eliminated CSKA on our field, and CSKA was then a hegemon in our country and just months ago it had eliminated the reigning European champion Nottingham in the KESH tournament. “Why shouldn’t Spartak now deal with Krumovgrad, who, as a newcomer to the masters, is doing great, but is still not among the strong in our country, even less is it some kind of nightmare,” added the former right back.
“In such a match, anything can happen, but I hope that Spartak will do everything possible to resolve the dispute with Krumovgrad in regular time, because if it comes to overtime, Dai may even go to penalties, it becomes more complicated. I think that Spartak has a real chance to emerge as the ultimate winner and hopefully on the field our players will live up to the expectations of all Spartaklia with their game,” said Oshe Encho Nedev, who is second in terms of games played for Spartak in professional football.