In an interview with Bulgarian news outlet Fakti.bg, Ludogorets goalkeeper Vladislav Stoyanov has shared his belief that he and his teammates stand a chance of progressing if they are to get an early goal against Inter.
The reigning Bulgarian champions head into tomorrow night’s Europa League round of 32 second leg match away to Inter trailing 2-0 from the first leg and despite the odds being stacked against them, Stoyanov is refusing to give up hope of causing a potential upset.
“In the first leg we performed well and I hope we can perform better and maybe even win. Nothing is impossible in football. If we manage to score an early goal, all the pressure will be on them,” he started.
Stoyanov also spoke briefly on the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy which has led to the decision to play tomorrow’s game behind closed doors being made.
“The team are panicking a little about Coronavirus as we have families and young children but I think all of the necessary steps have been taken. We have a rigorous plan during our time in Italy and I hope there will be no surprises so we can just focus on the match.”
The 32-year-old did not start in the first leg and he is not expected to start in between the sticks for Ludogorets in the second leg either. The 19-time full Bulgarian national team player has in fact yet to make a single appearance for the club over the course of this season.