Omonia’s Jordi Gomez spoke about his long-range goal against Karabakh in the 5th round of the UEFA Conference League group stage.
The 36-year-old midfielder told Marca that he did not train for such blows, the Report reports.
“I don’t try to do that in training. I don’t always see a reason to hit from the center of the pitch. Most goalkeepers walk away from the goal. Sometimes I notice it, but I’m not focused on that nuance. I’ll score from a distance. “I found time to see the goalkeeper ahead in the Europa League match against PSV of the Netherlands. In the match against Karabakh, I had to decide for half a second.”
Gomez reminded that they were 1: 2 behind the Azerbaijani team at the end of the match: “We were in the minority, so we had a hard time in the midfield. I got a pass from Andronikos Kakullis. I didn’t think what my teammates would say to me if I sent the ball to the clouds.”
It should be noted that the match between Karabakh and Omonia ended in a 2: 2 draw. The Azerbaijani representative, who finished second in Group H, competed with French “Marseille” in the playoffs. Kohlen Atlar will play its first away match on February 17, 2022, and the return match a week later in Baku.