Stanislav Cherchesov: no Underestimation there, the flag and the national anthem


The head coach of Russian national team told about preparation for the match against Kazakhstan, the victory over which will reveal our team the road to UEFA Euro 2020.News SMI2

The next day after the victory over the Scots, the Russians had a recovery training in Glasgow and then flew to Kaliningrad. Local the our arena tested on a Sunday afternoon. Had to train under a drizzle. However, the team he did not interfere.

– Away we defeated Kazakhstan with the score 4:0. Since then, the balance of power has somehow changed? – question Cherchesova.
– Then Kazakhstan played in the background of a major victory over the Scots. Now picked up a point in Cyprus. In General, the team is a threat. And in terms of preparing for this opponent, nothing changes. Everyone understands that there is an important qualifier.

In Glasgow, the Russian team showed great team speed. In Kaliningrad will try to maintain the same pace?
– We have a complete scenario for each player, who is in what position to be in. Of course, the match in Glasgow took power. But the world championship pace was even higher. And nothing we did. However, the situation was different. Then had a month to prepare, now – weekly collection. But our problem is that in the second match the team was again fresh and running. And I work on it.

– The euphoria after the victory over the Scots not?
– Well, what is euphoria? Glad five minutes. And back to work.


In the starting lineup will change?
– Again, we have all the information on the physical condition of the players. But the final decision on the composition will take Monday afternoon, after a morning workout. Match late. On the field ready to go each. Only Aleksei ionov small problem – how is the calf.

– Euphoria, as you said, no. Are not you afraid that the guys will underestimate Kazakhstan?
– I think in our team, in principle, can not be. No we underestimate, nor Kazakhstan, nor in front of San Marino. There is a flag, is the national anthem. And there is a clear understanding that we must give our hundred percent to get the maximum result.

source: “Soviet sport”

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