18 July 2018 . 14:42

Alexander Sobolev: It's nice to play when so many fans drive you forward

After the match of 1/4 Russian Cup-final vs. Spartak, which ended in a victory of the Red-Whites (1:3), Krylia Sovetov forward Alexander Sobolev, the author of the sole goal of our team in this game, answered the questions of the journalists.

It seemed that at the beginning of the match Krylia acted fearful against the opponent, kept in the background. Is it so?

No, Spartak played simply well, and the first 20 minutes before Spartak scored the goal we played very low, that is why we failed a lot. But after the missed goal, we started more or less attacking, controlling the ball.

By what means, finally, have the Red-Whites turned out to be stronger today? Have the personal qualities of Spartak players played a role?

Spartak is a great team, has good players, no wonder that they became champions of the country last year. I believe that Spartak is now the best team in Russia. This has impacted the result.

Youve managed to score the goal today to one of the best teams in the country. How far will it help you psychologically in future?

If I scored this goal in the first half, when there was a chance, then, maybe, everything would be different. But I scored when the score was 0:3 already... Well, its very good that I scored. But I was not so happy.

Today, Krylia had the best attendance in the season Metallurg stadium gathered more than 15000 fans. What was it like playing with such support?

First of all, thanks to all the fans who came to support us today. It's nice to play when so many fans drive you forward. It's a pity that we failed to play better.

4 April 2018
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