At the post-match press conference Anji head coach noted that it had been one team play shown in Orenburg on Sunday.
- My opinion on the match is – super success of the opponent and strong defense at the opponent`s goal area played their role. Our team more than dominated through the whole match…One team is playing, another one defending… We failed to score… We lacked aggression and a bit of success. It`s not for vain that Abakumov (Gazovik goalkeeper - author`s note) is declared a man of the match.
Another aspect is that I follow the games, examine the opponents in action and see what kind of penalties Gazovik is awarded… Shamil Asildarov was seen to be blooped in the penalty area, the episode which was ignored by the referee! Indeed, this is amazing. We don`t ask for help, we don`t need referees` assistance. But we ask to referee at least what is going on the field…The pitch is very problematic here. The situation is paradoxical as well… I think the area where the stadium is located isn`t poor, I saw rather expensive houses here. But I can understand the reason why the field isn`t watered. The artificial field isn`t watered, this is nonsense, an old school. I want to speak loudly about it. Maybe, this work will be done after my words. Football on such field is slow. I think Gazovik should work on this aspect…
- Robert Gennadievich had to leave as he needed to be operated on his appendicitis following the theoretical lesson this afternoon.He`s already been successfully operated on. We wish him to recover soon, - the coach of the Orenburg side Ilshat Aytkulov explained the reason of Gazovik manager Evdokimov`s absence.
- As to the game itself, we knew that Anji is a top-class team with individually strong players on roster. We made a good start, an early goal would be to our benefit.It became easier for us to defend. Indeed, we`re satisfied with the players, their self-commitment, game discipline, that they fulfilled the game plan. It`s very pleasant that our still small stadium was a full house. People watched the game even standing on the roofs of the houses outside the stadium.