The Head Coach of Dynamo Brest Radoslav Latal answers journalists’ questions after the game against BATE.
- We’ve been expecting a hard game. We realized clearly, that little moments, tiny peculiarities could decide a lot. The pitch wasn’t ideal. Unfortunately, we were the first who made a mistake: Nekhaychik kept the ball poorly and the opponent punished. It became even harder after the conceded goal. We couldn’t strengthen the squad due to injuries. But the BATE’s victory is well-deserved.
Did the Super Cup game have influence on this match?
- I think, it had no influence. We have certain problems, there are injuries. It was obvious we needed Milevskiy and Gotal in attack.
Today you’ve played with two players in the centre of midfield for the first time. Did it have impact on the performance?
- This was a solution of the situation with Milevskiy’s injury. We’ve tried Nekhaychik at this position during pre-match trainings, but he told he’s feeling uncomfortable there. So, after a talk with him we decided to play with the formation you’ve witnessed today.
After the Super Cup game you’ve told that Vasilyuk would have a chance for appearance if Milevskiy receives injury. Was it an inappropriate moment today?
- Vasilyuk has the chance. There will be a cup game on Wednesday. I’ve drawn players’ attention to the schedule: we’ll have two difficult games on Wednesday and on Sunday. And everyone has the chance to get into first eleven.
Once again, after the Super Cup game you’ve told that you noticed some weak points in BATE’s performance. Didn’t it work out or was it another BATE today?
- We should keep in mind that BATE today played at home. They’ve prepared well today, were playing aggressively, with passion to win. This is the main difference between the two games.
The team has been playing fairly tough in the first half, in the second one started playing more carefully. Was it your instruction?
- I’ve told in the dressing room to act with the same aggression. As for me, they’ve played in the same manner.
How would you assess the start for your team? The gap between you and the first place is 5 points already...
- I’ve told after the Super Cup game that we’ll have a long season. There were strong opponents in the beginning of the season: Shakhter, BATE. So, it’s too early to make conclusions.