Open-to-Media Training Session: FC Rubin head coach Kurban Berdyev speaks to the media
- What should Rubin do to break the nonwinning streak?
- We are working on it. We should work hard at trainings. We should be patient. For example, Sagitov needs time to adapt to Premier League. He feels nervous and sometimes cannot handle the pressure. Akbashev’s case is the same. We are not pessimistic. We are optimistic.
- What do you think of Ural?
- They are quite an experienced team with quality players. Their current standings do not reflect the quality of their squad. They are Russian Cup semifinalists. It’s going to be an interesting game.
- Your team is going to play three games in a week. Are there any peculiarities in terms of preparation?
- Nothing special. Some team rotation.
- An Ak Bars ice-hockey club player is involved in today’s training. How much convincing did you need?
- We didn’t need too much convincing. We will only make a counter-request to send a football player to an ice-hockey training (laughs). Why not
- Who goes there? Who is the biggest ice-hockey fan in Rubin?
- I don’t know who goes, but we will send the one who can’t skate (laughs)
- What was your reaction to Zinetula Bilyaletdinov’s resignation from Ak Bars?
- I don’t know the reason, but we are close friends. We have always supported each other in both good and hard times. It is his decision. It’s a pity.