“GAZPROM-UGRA” IN THE UEFA CUP FINAL!
Andrey Yudin, head coach of the ISK “Dina”: Of course, I’m happy with today’s result and the way our team played. Everyone fought from the first to the last second and completed the game plan. We decided not to play in attack, we refused to pressure. We understood that the hosts for sure wanted to […]
Andrey Yudin, head coach of the ISK “Dina”:
Of course, I’m happy with today’s result and the way our team played. Everyone fought from the first to the last second and completed the game plan. We decided not to play in attack, we refused to pressure. We understood that the hosts for sure wanted to win today and would put a lot of pressure at the very beginning of the match. And so it happened. We had unpleasant situations next to our goal, but Sergey Zuev did a very good job today. And then we could’ve carried out the moments that created, like yesterday. Both the first and the second goal were critical because they gave us confidence. The opponent had to improve their attack and they managed to show their strength. We had more opportunities to score and so we did, the score gradually came up to 4-0. The coaching stuff did a right decision to play with an extra man, but we played really professional today in this component and had success which we lacked during the whole season.
I am very pleased with the way our team played today, but “Gazprom” looked very professional either. But this is football and the fact that we scored made us the winners today.
Kaka, head coach of the FC “Gazprom-UGRA”:
If someone thought that this match would end up with 3-0 in favor of “Gazprom”, that person was really mistaken. Coaching staff of both teams knew who they were to play with, and I think it is normal that now wit have this score, 1-1. The way they defeated us here we can defeat “Dina” over there. This is a skilled team that fully followed their game plan today and carried out all the opportunities but we, on the contrary, have lost ours. We need to raise our heads, analyze the game and move forward to the next game with a different attitude and spirit, wit different tactics. We will draw conclusions and in two or three days, I hope, we will play a different game.
I congratulate the opponent with a good game. And congratulations to everybody with the victory.
Congratulations to everyone and especially the veterans with the victory.