Ivan Maevski: “The score is dangerous, but we believe in our strength!”
Midfielder of Astana Ivan Maevski, commenting on to correspondent of Vesti.kz the victory in the first match of the first qualifying round of the Champions League against Montenegrin Sutjeska, said that at this stage the match is always difficult.
11 July, 2018
- It was a difficult match, as we expected. For me, the first round, you know, is always so exciting and emotional. We wait for a long time, we prepare, so there was excitement. The most important thing is that we won and did not concede. But the most important match awaits us away, - Maevski said.
- But still many expected that the match will develop for Astana easier and the victory will be with a larger score. Even the coach of Sutjeska said that their budget is 30 times less than yours.
- Well, I think, now it is not worth listening to the speech of anyone. There are a lot of examples at the World Cup. Remember the last year, when we started against Jurmala, which, if we talk about the budget, something like Sutjeska. There was also a difficult match. In my opinion, the first round is always difficult.
- But the score 1:0 is quite dangerous for the away match.
- Yes, it’s a dangerous score, but we believe in ourselves. We saw what the opponent is capable of. We will make some adjustments in the game and, of course, we will go to the away leg with full responsibility.