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Nenad Injac

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Age 31
Goals 2

Vahagn Ayvazyan

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Age 24
Goals 1

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Aram Voskanyan about the match against "Shirak"

The press conference of the head coach of "Banants" Aram Voskanyan after the match against "Shirak" in Gyumri. 

- Congratulations to "Shirak". It was a very interesting match. We realized that we will confront a complicated rival- especially in Gyumri. It's the second match this month that we played here and we knew that it will be difficult. During the first half the adversary put a lot of pressure and had some dangerous moments. We also could have scored if we planned well the attacks. Hovhannes Ilangyozyan had a good opportunity and he could have scored if he controlled the ball in the right way. "Shirak" started the second half actively, it was expected as the rival was already ahead. We had 2 good opportunities if Vahagn Ayvazyan and Norayr Gyozalyan could have used the the match would be different. The goalkeeper's performance was excellent but we couldn;t prevent the continuation of the attack. The boys did everything with great devotion and had the desire to win till the very end. 

- You have made 6 changes in the starting line-up in comparison with the previous match against "Ararat". Is it due to the result of the previous game?
- No, that's because we have many injuries. There are some small injuries- players that should already recover, but we didn't risk. We are in a very complicated situation. We have 9 injuries, 4-5 of which are experienced players which could have been very usefull now. Today there were 4-5 19-20 years old players in the starting line-up. Taking into consideration their experience, they performed quite well. 

- Will the injured players perform in this season? 
- The situations are different. There are players who cannot play in this season and others who can help in the last matches. Nenad Injac had a small injury so we didn't run the risk. ]

- It was the second match against "Shirak" this month and the match had the scenario was the same- "Shirak" scored at the end and won with the minimal score . How will you comment that?
- If we look at the matches of "Shirak" we will see many cases the team won with the score 1:0. We have a new team and should start everything from defense. We are satisfied from the defence in general of the last matches, as we don't miss many goals. In 2 of 4 games we didn't miss a goal and in other 2 matches we missed only once. There is a progress but it's still difficult, especially when we are urged to constantly make changes.