FC Rubin reserves boss Roman Sharonov makes a summary of today´s away match against Lokomotiv U21 played within ROSGOSSTRAKH Russian U21 Championship MD 19.
-Regarding the beginning of the first half, we were not balanced enough in defence which made Lokomotiv´s transitions easier. We had gaps between our playing lines: between defence and midfield as well as between midfielders and forwards. Also, we were losing 1x1 duels on the wings. Regarding our offensive play, in those situations where we had the ball we had overload with good attacks being well-positioned. In the second half we were more balanced and with more overload and good opportunities. Unfortunately we did not manage to implement those things my half-time message. Our play failed in terms of structure both defensively and offensively which caused two more goals conceded. It was only at the end of the game when we make efforts to change the game scenario.
-Did the weather affect the game? For the weather got still worse in the second half…
-The weather is the same for both sides. Obviously, it’s better to play in more appropriate situation but it’s our climate and we should keep playing football regardless of the weather.
-Are you satisfied with the guys’ attitude today?
- Today’s game gave us data on all the players to analyze in order to go advance and progress.
Москва, РЖД Арена