Head coach of the FC Rubin Javier Gracia commented results of the match against FC Rostov at press conference after game.
— Match was such we expected. Opponent chose the best starting XI, from what he had. Match turned out to be tough. Teams showed well-organized game, they know well each other. We took precautions against Rostov’s counter attacks, because it is one of their main sources of goals. I consider, we were controlling game in this part. In some matches, it is unnecessary to attack with a big number of players to score a goal. In general, the game was equal, both teams had moments. We didn’t have enough attacking actions in the first half, Kambolov had a good moment after the corner kick. To sum up, game was equal today.
— What’s your opinion about Azmoun?
— I didn’t have enough time to meet him closer. Another coach should rate his skills.
— What’s your opinion about Lestienne and Zhemaletdinov?
— Both footballers played well and worked good in defense too. They showed a disciplined game. They could be more active in attack, but it is about whole team. In general, I’m satisfied, how they were playing today.
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