Anji head coach Ruslan Agalarov:
They played to score: that side, that scores – wins. Both teams created a big number of scoring chances. Of course, I`m glad, that we made a goal and gained a victory. What helped Kuban to create goal opportunities? - Tall footballers. However, our lads did well. They gave their all in the game, many thanks to them. Their high motivation was obvious before the kickoff and in the halftime. This victory gives us a chance to chase a spot in the Premier League.
- What was the reason of the changes made in the starting eleven?
- During this week-long preparatory campaign the team did well. Everyone had a desire to take the field in this match. Following the week-long cycle we formed the starting XI.
- What`s Mayevsky`s state of health? He was replaced due to injury.
- Ivan wasn`t able to continue playing. We`ll most probably receive detailed information about him tomorrow. The initial diagnosis is an injury. As usual, such traumas heal quickly.
FC Kuban head coach Sergey Tashuev:
- It was a must-win match for both teams, that`s why it turned out two-pronged. We switched to furious attack as well as Anji.
But football winners are those, who make less mistakes. Unfortunately, we made a tragic mistake.