Alexandar Tunchev - head coach to PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv spoke to lokomotivpd.com before the upcoming Plovdiv derby. The black-and-whites host Botev Plovdiv this Saturday (28.11) at 18:00h at Lauta. The match will be shown live on Diema Sport TV.
"Everyone at Lokomotiv knows what the derby means. There are no favorites to win in this match, but all players will enter the pitch highly motivated.
We are training according to the plan for the upcoming game and we explained to them strengths and weaknesses of Botev Plovdiv. I think we studied them well.
The derby is not going to be the same, because the fans are not going to be at the stands. We will for sure miss them, but we must comply with the current anti-epidemic measures in the country. We will play for our supporters, and I hope, we will make them happy on Saturday evening.
It is good that we do not have injured or banned players. David Malembana is the only one who is undergoing an individual program at the moment since he hasn't trained with the team for a long time. Everyone else is healthy"