Champions League: Moving forward on the road – Stanislav Cherchesov
The Ferencváros football team defeated the Kazakh Tobol with a 5-1 victory in the 1st round of the Champions League qualifiers. At the post-match press conference, both head coaches evaluated the game.
|Cherchesov was sometimes annoyed, but overall, he can be satisfied (Photo: Attila Török)|
"We wanted to start aggressively and play like that for ninety minutes, which we pretty much did. I'm happy with today's performance, we'll analyze what we've seen and move on, we want to keep improving. We know that Tobol is not the strongest opponent on the road we are on," FTC head coach Stanislav Cherchesov began his post-match evaluation,andwas then asked about the new singings' performance. We wondered why only AdamaTraoré was included in the starting line-up this time again, among the summer arrivals.
"It is not always easy to integrate new players. Some people can pick up the pace quicker, which we've seen with Eisti before, and now we're seeing it with Traore. However, nobody gets anything for free, you have to work for everything," said Cherchesov. He added that the players who are always on the pitch are those who are in the best possible form.
As for the upcoming match against Slovan, he said that they will analyze the opponent and he knowsthe mutual history of the two teams, but he hopes that it will not affect the match. Regarding the squad, he also said he could soon count on Ryan Mmaeé returning from injury.
At the post-match press conference, Tobol's head coach admitted that Ferencváros is in a different category than his team.
"The better team advanced. We played badly in the first 20 minutes and Ferencváros showed what a strong team they are. We were not in good shape and were a bit sleepy. At the beginning of the second half, our performance was going well, my players had a good attitude, we were better, but then we conceded another goal, we had a send-offand my team gave up the clash a bit. I think Ferencváros is the best team in this round, they are faster and better than us. I hope we can play better againstLincoln Red Imps from Gibraltar in the ECL qualifiers," said Tobol head coach Milan Milanovic, who also said that Budapest is one of his favorite cities, the atmosphere was great, and the home fans were very fair.
QUALIFIERS, ROUND 2, REMATCH
FERENCVÁROS–TOBOL (Kazakhstan) 5–1 (3–1)
Budapest, Groupama Aréna, 17 347 spectators. R: Jakubik (Poland)
FTC: Dibusz – Wingo, S. Mmaee, Kovacevic (Knoester, 82.), Civic – Laidouni, Zachariassen (Mercier, 83.), Esiti (Loncar, 75.) – Nguen (Auzqui, 68.), F. Boli (Bassey, 68.), A. Traoré.Head coach: Stanislav Cherchesov
TOBOL: Mokin – Kairov, Malij, Tomasevic, Amanovic – Tagibergen, Jovancic, Zharinbetov (Muzhikov, 68.) – Tosic (Zhaksilikov, 78.), Sergeyev (Déblé, 75.), Brígido (Vukadinovic, 75.). Head coach: Milan Milanovic
Goalscorer: A. Traoré (4., 17.), Laidouni (21.), Bassey (74., 90+1.), and Sergeyev (23.)
Sent off: Muzhikov (82.)
Advanced: Ferencváros, with an overall score of 5–1
Translated by Vanda Orosz