Teams: All Azerbaijani clubs, Azerbaijan NT; FC Barcelona
Guys, I understand all our current problem, nonetheless, there is some hope that we might at least record 4 points. Belgium and Serbia can be beaten in Baku, if of course luck will be on our side. Under luck I also assume weak performances from our opponents. As an example, Kazakhstan have recently managed to draw with Belgium, despite losing 0-2. It may be that the Belgian team had a bad day or they simply underestimated the Kazakhs, but still such matches show that even a clear outsider can play against quite strong teams, everything depends only on themselves. If they go out as their last game of their lives, then they will surely achieve successful result. I really hope that something will be changed at our national team, although even less than one month is remaining till the essential encounters with Portugal and Serbia at home. If we play against the Portuguese and Serbs in the same way as we did against Georgia, then it is not even worth going out on the pitch. However, I'm of the opinion that some players are in bad conditions because our national league has recently started, therefore one month should be enough to get back to their appropriate form. I also expect much from our small representation in Europe, in particular, Sasha Yunisoglu from Polish Groclin Dyskobolia and Ilgar Gurbanov from FC Sivasspor. They have not been called up for the last two international matches, but they should become our key players in the forthcoming month. And taking into account that both of them are given opportunities to go out and play for their teams, Yunisoglu and Gurbanov should be totaly fit when the games against Portugal and Serbia will take place.
The only thing which makes me a litte bit happy is that we have already reached our best record in qualifying campaigns, earning 5 points. As a result, each point we earn from now on will set a new record. As I said, 4 more points should be a normal task, taking into account that we play three home matches and one away game against the team we have beaten. Belgium have already lost all chances to qualify for Euro 2008, therefore, they will arrive in Baku without any motivation, which will be a positive aspect for us.