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MOSCOW, 23 Jul – The head coach of the CSKA football club Vladimir Fedotov praised the team’s goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who made an assist in the second round match of the Russian Premier League (RPL) against Sochi.
Russian Premier League (RPL)
July 23, 2022 • start at 15:00
3 : 0
On Saturday, CSKA beat Sochi 3-0. Akinfeev assisted Jorge Carrascal in the episode with the second goal against Sochi.
“Igor’s pass reached the penalty area. Few people in modern football are capable of this. Powerful, strong, accentuated – to the right point. I want to note our entire team, all the players. The team showed character, skill, without this, nowhere. I am for team interaction. We deserved this victory with our attitude. A single player cannot prove himself outside the system,” Fedotov told reporters.
Fedotov spent last season in Sochi, winning RPL silver medals with the club.
“We understood that it would be a difficult match for us. The beginning was not very good, but we started creating chances, scoring a goal. The opponent, who won silver last season for a reason, asked us a lot of questions. It’s clear that I know the individual qualities of the Sochi players. “It’s clear that the team knows how to create chances and combines well. We needed to understand how to interact on the field. While we lack stability. There are episodes when we part with the ball very easily. Team confidence is what we need to strive for not be afraid to play football,” the coach added.