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CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko: "We have studied OL well"

Published on 08 March 2018 at 9:55 AM
On the eve of their Europa League Round-of-16 opener versus Lyon, CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko and defender Kirill Nababkin spoke to the media at the VEB Arena press room.

Viktor Goncharenko

« We have studied OL well. We watched their last five league games and their series against Villarreal. It’s a very well-balanced team with strong individual players. A team like OL can be going through a rough streak but still make the most of a match like this. Both matches will be interesting. The most important thing is to talk about the collective organization in both defense and attack. When our midfielder Dzagoev is scoring the goals instead of our strikers, that means that there are things to improve. We have a lot of players who can play in different positions. I’m focused on how to put the best team together with the players I have at my disposal. The pitch is in good condition. Every injury is due to a multitude of reasons. We will have limited warm-ups tomorrow because of the cold. This is the only thing we will change in terms of pre-game preparation. »

Kirill Nababkin

« We had a video analysis session today to study OL’s weaknesses. The team has prepared very will. We must win this match. We intend to go as far as possible in the competition. Winning the Europa League would be a dream come true. »

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