The coach of “Black Sea” Ilian Iliev agreed the home victory with 1:0 over “Botev” of Plovdiv, which brought him one point closer to the leader “Loko” (Pd), who is visiting “Ludogorets” tomorrow:
“It was an extremely important match, given that we saw Botev Plovdiv in the first two matches with the new coach have a different face and it was very important for us defensively to be extremely disciplined and aggressive and we did it almost throughout the match, for which I am grateful to the football players. Because Botev are a team and they showed that if they easily get through the first press and get the ball into the middle of the pitch they have a lot of ideas and people who can implement those ideas, so I’m happy that we were able to last physically until the end – to press them and not allow them to take the ball out calmly.
We play differently. Botev have a bigger budget than us, but we oppose them, which is good, but I think that we should close them earlier, because there are many situations that we need to finish them better. “