Anton Zabolotny: This victory is for those who believe in us until the end
— Thank you. First of all, I want to congratulate all the fans who supported us today — those who were able to get to the stadium, who were at the TV screens. We are all CSKA, a big family, and first this victory is for people who believe in us until the end. We feel this warmth, energy from the stands and from the screens. We are fighting for you and at the same time we are moving forward. Congratulations to all of you!
As for my celebration — when my presentation was held, the guys from the media made a cool intro, I turned to VEB Arena, and they took a picture of me from the back. It came to my mind, pure improvisation, it turned out really nice.
— What emotions does the person who scored the winning goal in the derby feel?
— Pride for the team. It is nice that we have made a big step towards the ideal of our game. The guys will lift their spirits, and this will be a step forward in the standings.
— Did the sending off upset you a lot?
— To be honest, I do not show it, but I am upset. I could not cope with my emotions, this is football. I do not think that the card should have been, because it is not such a foul. But the interpretation is the interpretation, the referee showed it. It turns out that I blurred the ending a little, but the main thing is that we won. I will not go to Nizhny Novgorod, but I will be with the team with my soul.
— Heavy weather, difficult opponent. Did it affect the game?
— There was no discomfort, the intensity was huge. I do not know how it looked from the stands, from the screen, but there was just a fight on the field. I felt the energy of our team. And Spartak also wanted to win. It turned out to be a great derby, it was very cool to perform at such a level as with Zenit, Spartak, Lokomotiv. These games give a big step forward.
— This was the first derby for Aleksey Berezutskiy in a new role. Did he encourage you in a special way?
— Aleksey is a very calm coach, he conveys his confidence not by encouraging or shouting, but by his words and actions. Of course, he is happy, I congratulate him from the bottom of my heart and wish him to continue to go for victories.
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