Dynamo head coach commented on the friendly game against CSKA (1:2), which became final at winter VTB training camps.
— Today we learned very sad news about the death of Alex Ovechkin's father. The whole Dynamo family is feeling deep sorrow and expresses full support to Alex.
As for the game, we looked better in the first 45 minutes. In the second half, CSKA increased pressure and managed to score two good goals. Perhaps we didn't have enough freshness, given the fact that some players took part in two matches. Of course, it is always bad to lose at the end of training camps. We have eight more days to prepare for the first official match after the winter break, and we will do everything possible for that.
— This is the second time the team has played two matches in one day at this training camp. What is the benefit of such a game load?
— We have a large group of footballers, and we wanted all of them to get necessary game practice. Of course, most of them spent 90 minutes on the pitch. This is a part of our preparation for the restart of the season.
— You said that it was important for you that your team is able to control the ball well. Are you satisfied with this aspect today?
— The team controlled the ball well. Perhaps we didn't have enough runs into free zones. In some episodes we played one-dimensional game. We still have to work on this aspect.