Aras Özbiliz and Artur Sarkisov who joined Armenia’s national squad not so long ago managed to promptly adapt to the team members and get admired by many. These are the two representatives of the football team who did not speak Armenian with the PanARMENIAN.Net reporters. Below is our “foreign-language” interview with Özbiliz and Sarkisov.
Which actor could play your role in the biographic film about you?
Aras : Let’s have Bradley Cooper play in a movie about me since he is your favorite actor (laughing).
Artur : I do not want to praise myself; I don’t know who could play this part.
What is your must-have when travelling?
Aras : My phone.
Artur : My boots and my wife.
What kind of food (dish) did you make by yourself last time?
Aras : Pasta was the most recent one.
Artur : I haven’t been cooking in the kitchen for a lifetime; I don’t remember, actually.
What was the recent joke that made you laugh?
Artur : An attempt to interview me while I was training.
Do you prefer cold, or heat?
Aras : Heat.
Artur : Heat, I like it most.
What’s better: being invisible or being able to fly?
Aras : Flying.
Artur : Flying.
What song would you like to sing in karaoke?
Aras : I’m not good at singing.
Artur : The song does not matter; I like singing.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Aras : I haven’t met anyone I’d fall in love at first sight. That’s why I don’t know whether I believe or not.
Artur : Yes, I fell in love with my wife at first sight.
Who is thinking about you right now?
Aras : My Mom.
Artur : My wife.
Has anyone ever written a song or poem for you?
Aras : No.
Artur : Yes, and that’s my wife again.
Have you ever considered plastic surgery? If so, what would you change about your body?
Aras : No, I don’t think I need it.
Artur : I never went for a surgery and I don’t want to change anything about myself.
What’s the worst thing that could happen to you before a match?
Aras : I’ve already encountered such thing, but I won’t speak about it.
Artur : I’m not superstitious.
Who’s your favorite comedian actor?
Aras : It’s hard to name one; Jason Stephens perhaps.
Artur : Jim Kerry.
What’s your favorite website?
Aras : Google:
Artur : None.
What’s your favorite thing for breakfast?
Aras : Bread and eggs.
Artur : Cereal.
What’s your favorite song right now?
Aras : I love songs, both old and new ones. This is the reason I can’t name a specific one.
Artur : The Beatles “I love you”
Who was your first love?
Aras : Well, that was long, long ago, I was too young then (laughing). We’d better get to the next question.
Artur : I was 16, and I fell in love with my wife (laughing).
Who’s your sporting idol?
Aras : Lionel Messi. I love watching him play.
Artur : Nobody.
What's the most important thing you learned in football?
Aras : The most important thing is that I’m able to enjoy the football.
Artur : It taught me to live.
What is your favorite memory from childhood?
Aras : My first training I attended with my parents.
Artur : A very delicious and huge cake my Mom baked for my 7th birthday.
What is the difference between playing for the Armenian national team and your club?
Aras : Both the national team and the club are important. You strive to win and make all your fans happy.
Artur : It’s hard to explain, but the difference is huge. The perception is different.