Aleksey Berezutskiy: The young guys played quite well
— Aleksey Vladimirovich, why did you play with Lokomotiv and how do you assess the match?
— A friendly game, we agreed with Lokomotiv, in my opinion it is a great sparring for those guys who did not go to the national teams. We moved well, someone did not play very well, someone on the contrary gladden us. The young guys looked well. A regular, good match.
— Why did you play exactly three central defenders?
— First of all, because Zhora is still recovering. He is completely healthy, ready, but he cannot play all 90 minutes yet. And considering the players who were there today. Why not? Maybe we will also play the next match with three central defenders.
— Are any of the young guys who played close to the main team?
— It is hard to talk about it, because we have 20 people, and all these are successful football players. It is hard to pull someone up. Yakovlev is always in the main squad. We can talk about Bagrintsev, about Daurov, about Ushakov. We will involve them during the international breaks, and I hope that in the future they will have the opportunity to play for the main squad.
— How was the decision on the captain's armband made?
— We understood that Dzagoev would play for 45 minutes, Schennikov too, so we decided that Kirill Nababkin will wear a captain's armband invariably (smiles).
— Do you watch the matches of the national teams? Is there any news about Mario's injury?
— Everything is fine, everyone is doing well, even though someone is not playing. Everyone knows that Mario did not fly to Cyprus. I do not know yet if he will prepare for the game with Malta. Everything is not perfect with him, but it seems to be normal.
— How were decisions made on the players who left the team: Maradishvili, Gaich on loan, Vlasic…
— The decisions were made by the club's management, too. Vlasic — this was expected, Gaich needs game practice to prove himself and go on the field as often as possible. The club's management has already commented on the situation regarding Maradishvili. A really good offer was made, first of all — to the player himself, this is probably the money that PFC CSKA cannot afford to pay now. The club decided to let him go. Kostya is a great professional and a good football player.
— Will there be any other transfers? The press writes about Castillejo. Have you heard of him?
— Castillejo, Castillejo ... I heard of him somewhere (smiles). I have heard about many football players. Two days left, 48 hours. We will find out everything.
— Is there any hope that someone will come?
— There is always hope. 48 hours, everything is possible.
— You have spent enough time as a head coach. Has your life changed much?
— Fundamentally. The schedule, and everything else.
— Do you see your brother often?
— Only recently I saw him for four days in a row. I've already had enough of him (smiles).
- Багринцев, 82′ (1:2)
- Куликов, 19′ (0:1)
- Никитин, 65′ (0:2)
- Ахметов, 77′
- Ненахов, 41′