Nair Tiknizyan: The team has temper, all the fans have seen it today
— Nair, congratulations on your debut in the starting line-up in the RPL match! Did you expect this and what did you feel?
— Thanks a lot. It was a pleasant surprise for me, I found out about it two or three hours before the game. When the coach made it clear that I came out from the first minute, I realized that I had a huge responsibility to the fans, my parents, my girlfriend. My first thought was to come out and help the team win.
— What was the coaching attitude specifically for you?
— Play up front as aggressively as possible, impose on the game, look for free zones, overload the penalty area.
— Did you expect Akhmat to attack so aggressively from the first minutes?
— Yes, the team is on the move, they won several matches in a row before that. We prepared for this, we managed to withstand their pressure and win.
— The last matches against Akhmat was difficult, but at the same time Army men won major victories in the end. What do you associate it with?
— The team has temper, all the fans have seen it today. As for the game’s quality, maybe we did not act properly, but the temper and dedication were at the highest level, and we were rewarded from above.
— You have a pre-goal pass on your account. When can we expect full-fledged effective actions from you?
— I come out to every game with this idea. I would not call today's pass a pre-goal: I did the minimum, made a pass to the penalty area, Fedya deliver a cool assist to Kuchaev and Kostya scored (smiles).
- Кучаев, 11′ (0:1)
- Бистрович, 88′ (0:2)
- Влашич, 90′ (0:3)
- Семенов, 61′
- Адамов А., 87′
- Нижич, 89′
- Тикнизян, 30′
- Марадишвили, 39′
- Фернандес М., 49′
- Чалов, 52′
- Дивеев, 75′
- Щенников, 78′
- Зайнутдинов, 84′