“When we went to the break with a score of 0: 1, we knew that we had a chance. In the end, we have achieved a decent draw,” head coach of the national team of Azerbaijan Nikola Jurčević said.
Report informs that he spoke to 24sata.hr commenting on Euro 2020 qualifier that they held against Croatia.
The 53-year-old Croatian specialist commented on a penalty shootout appointed at the 11th minute of match in favor of rival: "I thought that it was not a penalty. After the manager of our team showed me that episode on the phone I went to the fourth referee for explanation. I don't think this draw will cause serious damage to Croatia. "
The head coach called draw a great result for his team: “Our players were great on the pitch. Only then we can defeat Croatia. ”
Jurčević said that he did not meet Croatian coach Zlatko Dalić following the match. Instead, he received congratulation from his fellow countryman Slaven Bilić, who worked as head coach in Croatia (2006 - 2012), as well as Russia's Lokomotiv, Turkey's Beşiktaş and English West Hem. "My close friend Bilić called and congratulated me with a perfect result. He said that he was happy for the result and the game performed by my team. ”