Vasiliy Marunyak: “The guys have completely fulfilled the game plan, for which we thank them!”
While the main squad of Astana was fighting in the Champions League with Montenegrin Sutjeska, the youth team, having beaten FC Akzhayik in Aksay, regained the first place in the Second League standings.
12 July, 2018
In an interview with the Press Service of the club the Head Coach of the Astana team Vasiliy Marunyak told on the match:
-There was a difficult match, the opponent gave us the initiative, dropped low to their goal, and it was difficult to create something. At the same time, the first half we played against the wind, the field was not of the best quality, and it was also difficult to demonstrate combinational football. But well done guys, they created many opportunities and in the first half scored only one goal, although there were many opportunities. In the second half, we wanted to strengthen the game with substitutions, but not all players from the bench managed to cope with this task, although they also owned the initiative and scored their goals. In general, the guys played well, have completely fulfilled the game plan, for which they have a special thank you.
- Today, several players were fielded after the injury, how did they show themselves?
- Indeed, today Ruslan Makhan and Viktor Pron played after a long pause, and the latter made mark twice today. They trained in a general group, Ruslan was given only a half time, because he had not played for a long time, and Viktor had withstood almost the entire match, only in the end we substituted him.
- The team played in Aksai, where the team had a long travel, plus the time difference. Did they quickly adapt to the new conditions?
- I think that there were no problems. We conducted a training session, we got to know the field. Of course, far from Uralsk, almost 150 km, but we arrived immediately to the base, so we had time to rest, prepare for the match, so everything was fine in this regard.
- Did the team see the match of the Champions League Astana vs Sutjeska?
- We all watched on the big monitor, supported on our main team. On behalf of the whole team I congratulate Astana and its fans on this victory.