Midfielder of the FC Rubin commented the results of the match against FC Rostov.
— Despite the fact that we were trying to prevent opponent’s counterattacks and to attack, match turned out to be very difficult and viscous. There were only a few moments. In general, draw is better than loss.
— It seemed that FC Rostov was closer to win; they had more moments. Do players think differently?
— I think, there was a lot of movement at the centre of the field. Our two main moments: when Jonathas tried to reach the ball after Lestienne’s assist and Kambolov’s kick after the corner.
— Specialists liked the first half more, but fans appreciated the second. Why?
— Yes, I consider too that there were more orderliness and tactics; we had a few attacks, but we were defending very well. In the second half fatigue began to affect, we reduced tactics a little bit. Actions became more chaotic, but I think it is one of the most difficult matches in this season. There was too little space to play, opponent was putting pressure quite strong.
— Are Rostov and Rubin the principal rivals now?
— I can say, we have done a step forward and made our game better. We will continue this process. I think, we are fairly equal with FC Rostov in many aspects, we are close enough even in the tournament table.
Москва, РЖД Арена