During the past weekend, the Estonian national team coach, Magnus Pehrsson, was spotted at the Levadia-Kalju derby (Rumori's recount of the game through the players' ratings here).
After the press conference held today at Rocca Al Mare shopping center, we asked him if there was any player that gave a good impression.
’I’d say Andreas Raudsepp is interesting’ told Magnus to Rumori after thinking back about the fierce challenge in Kadriorg that saw the Levadia’s jolly as one of the protagonists for Levadia.
’Andreas is quite similar to Tajo (Teniste –edit)’ considered the Swede ’they are both not the tallest players however, they are very mobile and fast and ready to adapt into different positions.’ However, he has a suggestion for the 20-year-old midfielder who, on Saturday, played as a full-back after Podholjuzin was sent off. ’For his future, it would be ideal if he would find a (fixed –edit) position where to play (on the pitch –edit). So far, this was the best performance from him I have seen.’
He then gave an hint at his criteria for scouting players in Premium Liiga and choosing the ones who could be future candidates for a call-up.
’To be honest, when I look at the Estonian players in the domestic league, I think that speed is really important in nowadays game’ confessed the 38-year-old coach ’it has been quite hard to find fast players in Premium Liiga who are also fast in decision-making. Therefore, I think that’s why he stood out in this derby fixture even though he was not the best on the pitch. He did interesting things and he is one of those to follow, however I can say he was already in the group of 45 players I have been observing since I took the job and still is.’
We asked Magnus who is going to win Premium Liiga. ’The derby (Flora-Levadia on the 18th of October –edit) will be decisive. I don’t want to guess because those games have been very even (the previous three derbies were all draws – edit) but I think the side that will win the derby, will carry on and be the Champions.’
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