The Russian national player explained why he could not play in a European club 12:03

Former German Bayer goalkeeper Andrei Lunev talked about the difficulties he experienced after transferring to a Bundesliga club. His words are quoted sports.

“Point one: I was not prepared for the demands. I have not encountered such things since childhood and in the future – these are new to me. This applies to kicking. We had to make up for lost time.

Second: Hradecki’s appointment as captain immediately diminished my chances of becoming number one. Before the Christmas break, the team played a series of unsuccessful matches, including Lukas, but I was injured. When I was closest to the base,” Lunev said.

On August 19, 2023, Azerbaijani Karabakh announced the signing of a contract with the goalkeeper. Lunev previously played for Bayer in Germany. The goalkeeper has only three matches with the German club in the Bundesliga and Europa League.

Lunev was among the top 3 goalkeepers of the group stage in this Europa League and also got into the symbolic team according to the results of the first matches of the 1/16 finals. Qarabağ lost to Bayer in the 1/8 final with a score of 4:5.

This season, Lunev won the gold medal with Karabakh at the Azerbaijan Championship ahead of schedule. Bayer also became national champions for the first time in its history.

Previously was named The difference in attitudes towards football in Russia and Europe.

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Source: Gazeta


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