On October 26th and 27th the FC “Gazprom-UGRA” will hold the first matches within the Cup of Russia. We note that our team is the current holder of the trophy and intends to defend our leadership. At the start of the tournament our team play against the leaders of the major league, Moscow “Spartak”. “Gazprom” […]
On October 26th and 27th the FC “Gazprom-UGRA” will hold the first matches within the Cup of Russia.
We note that our team is the current holder of the trophy and intends to defend our leadership. At the start of the tournament our team play against the leaders of the major league, Moscow “Spartak”. “Gazprom” already met three times with the red-and-white team in the Super League in the 2014/15 season, when we had three major victories, with a total score of 22:2.
Especially for our site, head coach of the team, Kaka, shared his comments about the upcoming meeting as well as about the draw for the Elite round of the UEFA Cup.
– Do you feel that after winning in Yugorsk the team came to the training session today with a different mood?
– Sure. You see it yourself. We were pleased with the way we played the matches, we finally won, created a lot of scoring moments, didn’t use ‘em all though, but still we showed a decent game.
– We can not help asking about on the UEFA draw, what do you think about the upcoming opponents in the elite round?
– Last year we played in the group, which was considered the strongest. This year, we were called the favorites of the group. Any opponent should be respected and should never be underestimated. We will play against the Azerbaijani team “Araz”, they are the core team for their national team, with extensive experience in performance in the international arena. “National” is the receiving team, the hosts, they will have lots of supporters, all it will definitely put a lot of pressure on us.
– Now the team is playing against “Spartak”, so speaking about the upcoming opponent, we all remember the 2014/15 season. How do you feel about tomorrow’s game?
– Now we have no time to catch our game, we have a tight schedule, we have started preparing for the UEFA Cup, so everybody has to be ready for games and know exactly what to do on the pitch. Tomorrow we have all our players, we expect to face a serious, experienced opponent, who is fighting for the top places in the Major League.
Both matches will be held in the SC “Triumf”, (town of Lyubertsy), and will begin at 19:00, Moscow time.