Konstantin Maradishvili: We will fight for Aleksey Vladimirovich and for red-blue colors
An exclusive interview with our midfielder about the match with Admira Wacker and the training camp in Austria.
— Thank you, all opponents at the training camp are strong, it's not easy to play. We must pay tribute to the opponents, they also looked good. We tried to follow the coach's tasks, implement his preparations and plans. We scored a goal, we could have scored more, we got a good physical activity, and we will prepare for the next match.
— You gave an assist today. What can you say about this episode?
— Ilza tried to give me a pass, it was intercepted, then he gave a pass to me again and started running out. I heard him shouting, saw the space and gave him pass between the two players.
— Did Copenhagen or Admira seem better in the game?
— The Danes looked a little stronger, but both opponents are good. The matches turned out to be useful, as we needed.
— The training camps are slowly coming to an end, how much has been achieved here in Austria? How tangible is the team's progress?
— Every day of work is good for us, we have gone through a lot, studied, but we still continue to get acquainted with Aleksey Vladimirovich and the coaching staff requirements. There are always some nuances that you need to learn in addition. We have time until the end of the training camp and a few more days in Moscow to do it. The task is to approach the starting round of the national championship in full readiness.
— What is Aleksey Berezutskiy’s main "trick" at the first stage of working with the team?
— Discipline in defense. We are working a lot on it, the coach explains us the tactical moments that are connected with this. If we don't concede, we won't lose. And then we will need to find our moments.
— Tell me some training nuance — those that you can, of course. In what and how did Aleksey Vladimirovich help you, what advice did he give?
— He places me and many other players in different positions so that we develop and are not being one-sided. If you are put in a different, less familiar position, you have to think, think, think, and not just run around the field, but make the right decisions, think during changes, while working with the ball, all this is very useful.
— Tell us a few words about your personal expectations from the season. Maybe you can tell me again about the position. Maybe about the number of matches…
— In terms of development, I have reached such an level that I just want to play-no matter what position. The role is secondary — I am always ready to play anywhere I am said. I want to have a good season and help the team as much as possible.
— Do you have a feeling that the team with a new coach, even if he is still an acting coach, is able to perform better than last season?
— Last season can't be written off either. Every coach who works with the team contributes to the development of the players. This is very good for us, young players, because it helps us to become multi-skilled. The plans for the next season are big, as always. But we are really determined to do everything to perform better. We will fight for Aleksey Vladimirovich, for red-blue colors, for the fans and for our club!