Ivica Olic: We must learn from this defeat
— I knew it wouldn't be easy today. Sochi plays well at home. We were preparing the team not to concede in the first half hour. Igor (Akinfeev) saved in a couple of moments. I can't say anything about penalties and VAR, I didn't see the replay. We had some chances, but after the second goal it became very difficult. I can say that Sochi wanted to win more today.
— The team began to play more actively in the second part of the second half. Why did not manage to do it before?
— It's true. We started playing more in attack, and it was sharp. If the opponents had played more calmly, we could have scored two or three more goals on the counterattack. We had fifteen minutes left after 2-1, there were chances. I was not happy with the first half, and we also did not start the second one as we should. Sochi deserved to win.
— How do you assess PFC CSKA chances to enter the UEFA European competitions’ zone?
— We still have four games left. We knew we were going to have a tough season. We need to look at the next game.
— Were you surprised by your opponent's playing level?
— We thought that they would play like this. But the team wasn't at the level it needs to be to win here today.
— It was expected that you would liberate PFC CSKA mentally. Did it work? Or do you still need training camp to fix something?
— We have a lot of work to do, I've seen that from day one. A coach can't change anything in such a period of time. I believe in the team, we have good players. We need to learn from this defeat and try to win the next match.
- Нобоа, 40′ pen (1:0)
- Юсупов, 54′ (2:0)
- Дивеев, 78′ (2:1)
- Бурмистров, 50′
- Мевля, 77′
- Заболотный Н., 85′
- Дуганджич, 88′
- Сигурдссон, 81′
- Дзагоев, 90′