Aleksey Berezutskiy: There is no starting line-up for the first match yet
— It definitely was. As I said, we are slowly moving on to learning how to play in defense. We go step by step. I hope the next game will be even brighter.
— Do you already know the eleven players who will come out in the first match?
— You can notice that there are constantly some changes both in the starting line-up and in the substitutions, so there is no starting line-up now. The experiments continue. You will see an approximate main squad in a friendly game on July 19 in Moscow.
— There was music playing in the locker room before the match. Will it be like this in the next matches?
— I do not mind. If they want to play music, it is great. I am not very interested in how players prepare for the match in the locker room. Guys decided that some music would be good, I do not mind. At first, there were questions about the repertoire, rap was played, and I had to edit it a little, find another DJ (smiles). As I understand, Kuchaev was the DJ, but we changed him to Kirill Nababkin, and the music got better. If it were Igor Vladimirovich today, everyone knows what would have played.
— There was no Dzagoev in the line-up, what is the reason for this?
— He has a slight Achilles inflammation, it is okay. He will train tomorrow.
— There are constantly new rumors about transfers in the press. Should the fans wait for new players?
— You can wait for anything, and anything can happen. Fortunately, I don't read the press and I don't know about the rumors. What I am being told is very old and untrue rumors.
— But you call Georgy Shchennikov an Inter player in trainings.
— It is true, it is what I heard that soon he will play there. Therefore, I have no choice — if Inter and Milan are interested in Zhorik, there is nothing to do (smiles).
— When should we expect Vlasic at the training camp and should we?
— Of course, he will come here on the last day of the training camp. We gave him a rest, he will not train. Nikola is a great professional. The fact that he is working now and working hard is one hundred percent. He will join the team on July 13, and we will fly to Moscow, where he will continue to gain shape, although he is already in shape.
- Ахметов, 51′ (1:0)