Coach Lugansk “Dawn” Yuri Vernidub spoke with the media after the match with Lviv Karpaty (2:1).
The game, I think fans liked. To address our opponents can say only good words. Indeed, the team has changed for the better since then, as we played with them in the first round. The new coach of Lviv Jose Moras seen that a very good person and professional. To create in such a short period such a team… One word, respect. And the whole team too. When Oleg Smalyuk mad at me for what I said about Swedes, that they had gave him. I want to apologize for my words. The Swede looks very good now. He is a very strong player. I think this guy has a great future.
As for the game, it was very good. Scored a goal, then conceded. Again, scored the Swede. We knew he could score. It was impossible to put it in the center under the left leg. Didn’t give up, attacked on, we had enough chances. The only lame implementation. But in the second half put the squeeze on, scored the second goal. Was another good chance after we took the lead 2:1. Karpaty started the invasion, but the dangerous moments at our gate was no more. We won deservedly, and I congratulate the guys and the entire “Dawn” with the victory.
– How do you, in General, the team’s performance?
– Today I was very pleased with the game. We showed a really interesting and beautiful football. I went ahead, tried to control the ball, tried to play using short and medium transmission. Well ran the flanks. Our young striker Sergey Mayboroda is still taking its first steps. Work on your technique. I think he is ahead. Now will break. 15 days before the next game. I would say that three days for sure will rest, but, that was the motivation, I will add another day if we win. The 15th will gather and begin to prepare for the match with “Olimpik”.
– Friendly matches in the pause plan?
– No. We may play with stand-ins, perhaps among themselves. We have several people called to the national team. Caravan to the national team. In the U-21 called Cheberko, Lunev and Ladnu. In the U-20 caused by the Cracker. Five people will go. I think we take take several of our children. I want to see them. Yesterday was a game of doubles. The game I really liked it, although we gave four of our guys. The first half kind, lost 0:2, obtained with the standard ridiculous goals. But in the second half scored three goals and won 3:2. Of these, two goals were scored by Max Lunev. Health him. He was treated after his knee injury, then was ill with bronchitis. Hopefully the next games he will be in the cage.