Aleksey Berezutskiy: Thanks to the guys for enduring to the end
— It was a difficult game between two equal opponents. The first half passed with almost no moments. The game became more open in the second one, there were moments, we scored a goal. After that, we had three more opportunities to score, we could have removed the issues earlier and be less nervous in the end. Thanks to the guys for enduring to the end.
— Yazici immediately went to the locker room. Does he have an injury? And why was Carrascal so unhappy after the substitution?
— Yusuf changed his clothes, then came back and was with the team. As for Jorge, he wasn't happy with his substitution, you're right. But any football player is dissatisfied with this, these emotions are completely normal.
— Carrascal was the only player who remained active on the left side. I understand that success is never blamed, but why did you decide to substitute him?
— Substitutions may or may not play. It was necessary to refresh the game, because it was on a collision course. Somewhere the players lacked freshness, the defenders of the opponent also got tired. Sometimes such substitutions work, sometimes they don't.
— Zabolotny was in starting line-up for the first time since the beginning of March. Is it because of the good condition of the player or a change of tactics?
— We have two clear strikers — Zabolotny and Yakovlev. Anton had an injury for a month, he just started training and could not spend the entire match on the field last time. Now he is 100 percent ready. Yakovlev has a minor injury, but he supposed to be ready to the match with Akhmat.
— How would you assess the game of Ejuke? He used a difficult moment, but did not score in a simple situation. And it also seemed that he turned a little glum at the beginning of spring.
— I agree with you, but today he got more time with much more eagerness. If Chidi continues like this, it will benefit both him and the team. I was very happy not even that he played well in attack, but also that he helped the defense, which is not always typical for him. But we probably won't train strikes from such killer positions.
— Does Yaziсi have a slump now?
— He missed a certain amount of training, his had problems with his back. This cannot but affect the condition, it is difficult for him to play all 90 minutes. Now his condition is good, but there is a Muslim holiday. We have three players who is fasting. And when you do it, it is impossible to play the whole match, in my opinion.
— Which players are fasting?
— Guess it yourself. It is easy.
— PFC CSKA switched to two central defenders for the first time in a while, and Oblyakov came out in the defensive midfield. What are these changes related to, and are you satisfied with this scheme, or do you prefer the game with three central defenders?
— We won all the games in February and March, playing three central defenders. We know how to play both schemes. The choice of the scheme may depend on the opponent. If, in the opinion of the coaching staff, three central defenders who can play forward are ready, and this is important, then they will come out. We did not find such an option before the game with Dynamo, so we decided to go with two.
— How important is such a victory before the end of the championship?
— Any victory is important, it's unpleasant not to win four matches in a row. This affects the players, the club, and the coaching staff. It's great that we won, but we are working on the morale of the players not only after victories, but also after defeats.
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