Viktor Hancharenka: The lack of victories in UEFA matches is an unpleasant trend that needs to be corrected
— It is good that we have moments at all, that there are a lot of shots, sharp passes. But when we act one-sidedly, there are problems. We need to modify our attack a bit.
— Do all the players feel well?
— From those who did not participate in the previous games, now Kuchaev, Dzagoev and, most likely, Mario are ready. It turns out that all the players can come out onto the pitch tomorrow, except for Fuchs and Karpov.
— How do you assess Akhmetov's condition?
— He played a pretty good game with Rubin. But he looked much better before his last illness. Now Ilzat is close to getting back to his pre-hospital shape.
— Do you feel extra pressure since Russian teams does not win in UEFA matches?
— This is quite an ordinary situation for a coach and players, when there is pressure from the fans and the media, but you need to cope with it every day. I cannot say that we think about it, but the trend is unpleasant for everyone, and it needs to be corrected. We lose to teams from countries that are below us in the UEFA coefficient table. This is a reason to wonder why our teams cannot win so many games.
— From the outside, it seems that Vlasic looks tired. How do you assess his physical condition? And how do you assess the overall readiness of the team?
— We monitor the players' condition every day. If you compare with the previous season and the season before last, the condition of the players has improved. Our task is not to think about how many matches are left until the end of the year.
As for Vlasic — he is an example of a modern football player. A player must play on three fronts without losing quality. Nikola is physically strong, hardy. He finds pauses during the game to recover. If there was any risk, we would substitute him. He is strong enough to play 90 minutes.
— You started giving Shkurin more time. Are you counting on him in the upcoming matches?
— We had so many people off in the last matches, and we had to prepare the rest of the players. And Shkurin should play more intensively — sprint more, slow down better to get into the moments. This is very important for the striker.
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