Ivica Olic: Both teams played with great desire, but the sending-off changed the game
— I'm very upset about this moment. I watched the replay five times, I guess. Maybe I don't understand something about football, I don't understand the rules. But a red card... There was a hand ball by Spartak player before that moment.
— When is the derby brighter — when you are a player or a coach?
— It was a great derby before the red card. It was clear that both teams played with great desire. But I can't forget the sending-off, it was very hard after it, it changed the entire match. There were chances in the second half, and we could have scored even playing in the minority.
— How do you assess Alan Dzagoev's performance?
— He got his fourth yellow card today. Akhmetov also has a red card, and Maradishvili has an eighth yellow card. It turns out that three players will miss the next game. We had two strikers and one Tiki on the bench. I hope one or two more people will recover for the next match.
— The team started with three wins with you, and then you suffered three defeats with higher-level clubs. Why couldn't you score a single point?
— As for today's game, it was a completely different match before the red card. We did not show our level with Sochi. The match against Lokomotiv was better. Today I am very upset, we should not have lost. There were moments and with 10 players on the field, but there was a little lack of concentration.
— You said you were happy with the first half before the sending-off…
— I didn't say I was happy. Spartak may have had dangerous moments but otherwise it was an open game. Did you see the second half? Maybe I was the only one who saw those four dangerous moments at Spartak's goal in the second half. If there were 11 of us, we would have created even more chances.
— Teams that are left in the minority usually try to "park the bus". Why didn't the Army Men manage to play from the defense, more compactly?
— We conceded a goal after a counterattack. The team fought the entire game and gave everything. But one of the reasons for defeat is just moments that we did not use.
- Ларссон, 52′ (1:0)
- Айртон, 62′
- Максименко, 88′
- Мозес, 90′
- Умяров, 90′
- Дзагоев, 53′
- Марадишвили, 65′
- Ахметов, 37′