Dynamo Head Coach summed up the first friendly at the winter VTB training camp, in which the White-Blues defeated the Qatari Military football team by 12:0.
— We took the game seriously, played very intensively and scored wonderful goals. I am satisfied with the result.
— Are you satisfied with the team play?
— I want to note the good start of this year. The guys played very well in both halves. They were serious and concentrated. It is important that we showed fast football.
— There were a lot of first appearances today. Fedor Smolov scored a brace at once. Have you already congratulated him?
— Fedor worked very hard during all 10 days of the training camp. He adapted to the team quickly. We are glad that Smolov managed to score twice.
— The young players who went to the training camp with the first team for the first time showed themselves well.
— Yes, they also worked great throughout this training camp. For them, the loads that we offer are still new, but they took the training process correctly. We are very glad that they also were able to score.
— Why did Fabián Balbuena come out for the second half with the captain's armband?
— He remains in our captain's council. He is a very experienced player and a true leader on and off the pitch, so we decided to entrust him with the captain's armband.
— The training camp in Qatar will end the day after the game. What mark will you put to the guys for the work done?
— First of all, it is worth of remark that the guys trained very well on vacation. We were satisfied with their conditions when they returned. We had a fruitful training camp. We worked on the defensive play, held tactical sessions. I think we are ready for the next steps.