Igor Akinfeev: I want to see other PFC CSKA. I fully take the responsibility
— The reasons are in us, in our game. We are playing the third match in a row unacceptably: I want to see other PFC CSKA, more playing in attack. Also, individual mistakes — both today and with Lokomotiv, we lost 1-2. It is clear that the goalkeeper must help the team. I did not help in these matches, so I fully take the responsibility. If it would have been 1-1 in both matches — we would have looked at the next matches with a positive attitude and with a different mood. But there is little positive, so we will try to get out of this situation.
— We lost the second match, while scoring first. Is there any explanation for this?
— Probably, we should not score first (smiles). Of course, this is all jokes, but to a large extent, I do not want to joke. I want to return to the previous level, which our team has always had, based on the game and dedication. There is not much fun right now.
— How does the team react to defeats?
— Everyone is upset, including me. There are more frustrations when you play unsuccessful matches. We need to get out, these are hackneyed words, but there is no other way. Rostov, Akhmat and Zenit are ahead, not the easiest calendar. You need to fight for points, goals in these matches and then, I think, everything will change.
— Can you tell the fans the reasons for such a game? It is used to say that we are "a young team", then something else, now also the coach has changed. Can you explain what is happening with PFC CSKA? Why is it not the same as it was before?
— I cannot explain it, because I am an acting football player, first of all, I have no right to talk about the coach’s tactics. The second thing is that you noticed correctly, the team is no longer young. It should develop, toughen up, but so far we do not see this. Mistakes are made, and they are serious. Football consists of mistakes, that is how you lose matches. Now situation is like this, and explanations are unnecessary here, everything is obvious on the football field. The most important thing is to make fewer mistakes, and then everything will be fine.
- Фомин, 58′ pen (1:1)
- Фомин, 73′ (2:1)
- Эджуке, 8′ (0:1)
- Фомин, 21′
- Захарян, 45′
- Лаксальт, 72′
- Бийол, 58′