FC Rubin U21 boss Roman Sharonov speaks after the first official game of the year as our reserves ended in a 1:1 away draw against Anzhi reseves.
-Mr. Sharonov, could tell us about the training camp?
.-The training camp is a part of our preparation based on our concept of where we are going trying to improve our players. This is the main idea. We are not preparing for the League itself but in terms of our gradual advance. There was a break in the Youth league and our Academy players have joined us not so long ago.
-Regarding today’s game, did the early goal affect a lot?
-I think it was due to some nervousness. Some players have made their debut today in the Youth league. They are getting their experience. So I think the early goal was caused by some nervousness and unforced errors. Speaking in general, the game split into different sequences. There were some moments where we were quite good, dominating but did not have some assist. There were other moments where lost duels and gave away the initiative. So there were some positive situations and some things to work upon. I told the players that we should seek for a more solid game, get more quality in our performance both in defense and attack.
-Are you pleased with the result?
-It’s good that we scored a goal in the end. I’m always saying that we are playing football. This goal was important for the players from the point of view of morale, this goal will give them information to analyze. It was a good goal with good passing and interaction. So this is the outcome of what we are working upon and players should see it that these things are being implemented after having trained at them. When they start perceive such thing, it will help them a lot.