At the Krylia Sovetov post-match press conference Anji manager stated that, victories gained in previous games had a slight impact on his lads.
Anji head coach Sergey Tashuev:
- We`re not satisfied with the first half. Why do I say “we”? Because the footballers themselves and I personally expressed the same opinion: we lost the first half fight.Despite that we instructed the lads to do exactly this, we knew Krylia Sovetov would show more reliable football.
We realized well it would happen. But anyway, the two opening matches, in which we clobbered the opponents, apparently had an impact.We realized the Samara team wasn`t physically superior. Unmercifully, we failed to score in the second half, though showed a decent play and led the game. Though it was Sasha Krivoruchko, who rescued the team during one of the Krylia Sovetov`s counterattacks.
Perhaps, that`s why the goal was made, as Misha Kerzhakov wasn`t ready for tense game at a power fight. In the halftime that anything, but simple trauma was revealed preventing him from performing. I repeat, the referee kept silence in that episode. It all happened like that, most probably, because Krylia Sovetov badly needed points.
We planned to play to win and go further. But we lost the first half to our fault letting the opponent to score from the point. If we had to make the second half goal, perhaps, the game would have taken another pattern.