Baku. 22 May. REPORT.AZ/ "When I saw my name on the list I was very glad. It is the first time that I have been invited the main squad of national team".
Footballer of Keshla, Slavik Alkhasov said while commenting on his invitation to the Azerbaijani national team, Report informs. The 25-year-old left-wing defender said that playing in the main squad of country was his biggest desire. "It's proud to wear a national team uniform for each football player. I'm very happy to be invited to this team. But the main issue is to be permanent and useful in the team. Our duty is to justify confidence. I would describe this as a new page in my career. "
Alkhasov should compete with Urfan Abbasov, Tamkin Khalilzadeh and Ufuk Budak, in order to be in the main squad. "They are in the main squad and all of them are all level footballers. I think there will be a good competition among us. I will do my best not to straggle. After Yuri Maksimov's appointment as chief coach of "Keshle", I play a bit ahead and join attacks more. I can do the same thing at national team. I will try to fulfill Qurban Qurbanov's instructions properly. Till today, I have been wearing the uniforms of the Azerbaijani youth teams. Invitation to the main national is a new challenge for me. "
Wing player said that invitation of 25-year-old player to the national team for the first time is related his good performance in the current season and leading of the local specialist - Gurban Gurbanov the national team. "Unwillingly, you get more experience as you age. On the other hand, Maksim's game philosophy helped me to develope. There is a role of national expert in this invitation . Gurbanov is well aware of our potential and always keeps his attention on everyone. "
Notably, national team of Azerbaijan will hold training camp in Baku from May 23 – to June 2, on June 3-6 in Astana, and on June 7-9 in Riga. The national team will play friendly matches with Kyrgyzstan on May 29 , Kazakhstan on June 6 and Latvia on June 9.